Martyrs are Witnesses

Martyrs are Witnesses

In this episode, Fr. Barnabas Powell treats the topic of Martyrdom. He reminds us that the word Martyr means “Witness,” but there will be times when Christians may be so persecuted that they will witness to the Truth of Christ with their very lives. Christianity today is the most persecuted...

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Are You Failing the Younger Generation?

Are You Failing the Younger Generation?

In this episode of Beauty Will Save The World, Fr. Barnabas Powell shares with us on the theme of “Missions and Evangelism.” What to do about the “problem” of youth leaving the Church? Fr. Barnabas proposes that we should begin with an unexpected solution–personal repentance. For all the ways we...

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Why was Jesus baptized?

Why was Jesus baptized?

In this episode of “Beauty Will Save The World,” Fr. Barnabas Powell explores the deeper significance of the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. Theologians have puzzled over why Jesus, the Son of God, submitted to baptism from John the Baptizer. Fr. Powell points out that Jesus did not...

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The Intoxication of Sensuality

The Intoxication of Sensuality

In this episode, Fr. Barnabas Powell discusses how modern Christians live in a world that bombards us with constant advertisements based on sensuality. This “Intoxication of Sensuality” in our culture has been made possible, in part, by the rejection by some modern Christians of the teaching that Mary was Ever-Virgin...

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Veneration of the Theotokos

Veneration of the Theotokos

In this episode, Fr. Barnabas Powell explains that in the Orthodox veneration of the Theotokos, we are only trying to be consistent with what the Church has been doing for twenty centuries. As a former Protestant himself, he describes how many of our hymns and prayers will be misunderstood by...

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Orthodox Iconography

Orthodox Iconography

In this first episode of “Beauty Will Save The World,” with Fr. Barnabas Powell, we learn about the true significance of Orthodox Iconography. The images encountered in our Churches by those outside our Tradition are frequently misunderstood and maligned. Fr. Powell explains in this podcast how our icons actually protect...

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