Bill Hinkle Interviews Frs. Hans Jacobse and Josiah Trenham [AUDIO]

bill-hinkle-150x150Despite the apathy of our bishops, there is hope out there. Some priests are picking up their slack and preaching prophetically. Please take the time to listen to these fine interviews with Frs Hans Jacobse and Josiah Trenham.

Our Life in Christ and in America” is a bi-monthly program hosted by Bill Hinkle (Antiochian Archdiocese), former Minority Whip of the Washington State House of Representatives. The program seeks to examine our modern-day social and political problems through the lens of our Holy Orthodox Faith. What is our calling as Orthodox believers 21st century America? Join Bill as he brings on different guests to talk about both timely issues and fundamental problems. The program is available as a podcast and also on our Internet radio stations.

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Listen here:

Host Bill Hinkle speaks with Fr. Hans Jacobse


Host Bill Hinkle speaks with Fr. Josiah Trenham



  1. Metropolitan Jonah Talk says
  2. Kentigern Siewers says

    Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!

    Thanks for posting these links, George. This does show that there is and has been leadership on marriage among American Orthodox Christians. Fr. Josiah Trenham’s recently published book, a deep study of St. John Chrysostom’s views of marriage and virginity, must be the result of years of labor to this end, and provides us with leadership in our living tradition from a church father, indeed one of the Three Hierarchs: The views of St. John made accessible to us in English in this book help to clarify a lack of clarity in writings by some modern Orthodox writers in the West, which has contributed to confusion.

    The Catholic scholar Robert George, who has been working in defense of marriage for years on many levels, praised in a meeting last year a few Orthodox leaders in America doing this kind of work, notably singling out Metropolitan Jonah. It was a blessing for the OCA Holy Synod to re-affirm its earlier statement last week, Axios! Hopefully the Assembly of Bishops will do likewise. Re-affirming hierarchical statements is needed as a good expression of leadership of the flock at this point. Under the leadership of hierarchs, and of church fathers such as Chrysostom, laity also lovingly can lift up their prayers, examples, families, words, and keyboards. Defending traditional marriage is in our time a key Christian issue of social justice, in the Orthodox sense of that term.

    Please pray for me a sinner,


  3. Trudge at SmartVote says

    Excellent links George!

    A summary:

    Father Jacobse provides a sobering overview of the significance of the Supreme Court Rulings.

    Father Josiah provides an assessment from his experiences in public support of traditional marriage:

    1. The civil marriage debate between J.R.R. Tolkein and C.S. Lewis.
    2. The impact of an openly gay congressman on the father’s district.
    3. The need for Christians to withdrawal support from public schools and educate their children themselves.
    4. That the moral ambivalence of young people must be confronted.
    5. The threat of physical violence against Christians and actual harm to them.
    6. The need to live confidently as Christians in the face of these threats.
    7. Strong and clear language describing the struggle of good and evil that we are witnessing.

  4. Thank you so much for using some time in order to write “Bill Hinkle Interviews
    Frs. Hans Jacobse and Josiah Trenham [AUDIO] — Monomakhos”.
    Many thanks for a second time -Chi

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