Hearts and Minds


Fr. John Oliver's thoughtful perspective on culture, society and the Orthodox faith.


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Title: Qualities of Worship - Part 2

Qualities of Worship - Part 2

April 24th, 2009

Fr. John mourns the loss of the Christian male and how it runs counter to the necessity of collective worship. Go to Episode


April 18th, 2016

"The soul can not know peace unless she prays for her enemies. If you will pray for your enemies peace will come to you." St. Silouan the Athonite Go to Episode

Reading God’s Books

December 3rd, 2013

A talk Fr. John Oliver gave at a symposium titled "God's Books: Reading Scripture in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam" held at the Murfreesboro Mosque… Go to Episode

Black Friday and the Desires of the Heart

November 29th, 2012

Each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, shoppers and stores gear up for the busiest day of the shopping year. Fr. John reflects on what drives the… Go to Episode