Children and Violence

Children and Violence


Listen now. Are girls becoming more violent and greater risk takers than boys? What is causing this growing trend? We’ve invited Dr. Lynn Ponton to speak with Fr. Chris on the correlation of violence and kids who are exposed to violent behavior. In addition to working as a professor of psychiatry at UCSF, Lynn Ponton is a practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, as well as an author. This is the first of a two-part interview. Listen to the first part HERE.

st TikhonAnd keep listening as Dr. David C Ford speaks about, St. Tikhon of Moscow: Instructions and Teachings for the American Orthodox Faithful (1898-1907) This volume of St. Tikhon’s sermons and other writings, newly translated and edited by Alex Maximov and David C. Ford, provides English-speaking readers access to the words of a figure of towering importance for the Orthodox Church both in America and in Russia.


Further Reading

The Beauty of the Real: What Hollywood Can Learn from Contemporary French Actresses, by Mick LaSalle
Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-Believe Violence, by Gerard Jones


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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.