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On the Battlefield

On the Battlefield

By Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. R. Joseph Collins
No one tells you life will literally be a fight till your dying breath. What do you do next? Discussions on life, politics, and the practicality of faith through the lens of Eastern Orthodox theology.
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Ancient Faith Radio Update
We're moving to Ancient Faith Radio with our long-form podcast. Fr. Michael has an update...
02:30
March 11, 2022
Gimmicks
Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins talk about the use of gimmicks in the Church, and the reasons they really aren't a good idea. 
01:22:37
February 23, 2022
Though Tension
Fr. Joseph Collins talks about the need for us to try keeping to opposing thoughts in tension, to better understand the world and operate in it.
09:49
February 16, 2022
Leading
Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins discuss proper leadership. Both how to lead, and how to follow.
01:22:37
February 09, 2022
Sincerely
OTB Shorts are here on Anchor, now!!  This short is the tenth installment of On the Battlefield Shorts. In these short Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins discuss life and the things on their minds. Fr. Joseph, in this episode, discusses sincerity, hypocrisy, and the need for us to be imagers of Christ.
09:47
February 08, 2022
Being Prayer
Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins talk about prayer, proper prayer, as a state of being, not something that we do.
01:09:28
January 26, 2022
"I"dolatry
Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins talk about the ego, and how "I" can become my own downfall, and source of destruction. Personally, and the destruction of others.
01:10:57
January 12, 2022
Acedia
Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins deal with the subject of Acedia, and its impact on our lives, and the lives of others.
47:57
December 29, 2021
Recognize!
Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins deal with recognition of sin, and how to cope in the midst of realizng and admitting our weaknesses.
01:01:56
December 15, 2021
Do I know you?
Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins discuss Jesus' words on Judgement Day, "I never knew you."
57:14
December 01, 2021
Be Sober
Join the conversation as Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins talk about being sober and vigilant.
01:04:29
November 17, 2021
Semper Fidelis
Father Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins cover the topic of faithfulness, and how to be faithful in a faithless world.
01:23:13
November 03, 2021
Got a Problem?
Join Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins for in this episode as they talk about the struggles of vainglory and the things many of us encounter in everyday life.
59:24
October 20, 2021
The Incremental Slog
Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins talk about the need to be humble to do the hard work of the little things in life.
01:06:52
October 06, 2021
Servant is not greater than master
Join Fr. Michael Marcantoni for this week's OTB-Short.
09:16
October 02, 2021
Sentenced to Life
Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins talk about the Cross of Jesus Christ.
01:05:39
September 22, 2021
Always on Guard
Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins discuss the conscience, and when it's too active, and a little bit about when it's not. An overly scrupulous conscience can be a very difficult thing to manage. Tune in and join the conversation.
01:00:47
September 08, 2021
Eyes on the Prize
Check it out!! The first episode of OTB Shorts. Join Fr. Joseph Collins as he discusses Peter walking on water of the sea with Christ, and how we, like Peter, need to keep our eyes on the Lord.
06:29
September 01, 2021
Crisis Mode
Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins have a real discussion about dealing with the realities of life, prophecy, COVID, and how they deal with the stress and uncertainty of it all.
01:16:50
August 25, 2021
Christ...Our Buddy?
Today Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins discuss God and the "friend of man" (philanthropos). Join the conversation and consider the importance of having an appropriate relationship with God (the friend of man), a relationship with God as He is and not how we think we want Him.  
01:07:58
August 11, 2021
Friendship Lost
Join in as Fr Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins discuss love and friendship in a way that flies in the face of our modern American lexicon.
01:12:24
July 28, 2021
Settling for Hell
Don't settle, isn't that what we're told? Sometimes not settling is settling for Hell.
01:02:48
July 14, 2021
On the Holy Spirit
The demons are troublesome and malevolent afflictors, yes. Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins talk about Pentecost and the work of the Holy Spirit on life's battlefield. 
01:11:29
June 30, 2021
Demonic Mirrors
Fathers Michael Marcantoni and Joseph Collins, in this episode, discuss that we become reflections of the sins and demons that we entertain and give ourselves over to.
01:05:29
June 16, 2021
The Infiltrator
Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins discuss how the Devil sneaks his way into our lives through good works and our perception of evil.
01:08:14
June 02, 2021
Victory Favors the Prepared
Today we discuss the need for preparation, and the necessity to have a safe and effective place to train.
01:00:09
May 19, 2021
The War On Feelings
Join Fathers Michael Marcantoni and Joseph Collins as they discuss the struggles that arise when we emphasize our feelings and the negative effects that result from living a life dominated by imagination and fantasy.
02:18:51
May 05, 2021
Thought Wars
The battle for your soul, and the souls of those around you, begin with your thoughts. Join Fathers Michael and Joseph as they discuss the war being waged on you for control of your thoughts.
01:03:04
April 21, 2021
The Excorcistic Life
The excorcistic life is the life lived in repentance and in the power of the re-creative power of God in Christ. Join Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins as they discuss what an excorcistic life is, what it looks like, and practical ways to live in such a way, day to day, on the battlefield.
01:05:33
April 07, 2021
Over worked - Under utilized
Ever feel like the business, the crazy business that most of us experience everyday, might be a sin? Ever feel like we stay busy just to stay busy sometimes, never seeing that the business shrouds and clouds our ability to see what is being covered up by it?  Join Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins as they talk about one of the eight demons classified by St. John Cassian, the one he called "asidia" in Greek, which can be thought of as a kind of manic business that distracts the soul and keeps it from following the Savior.
49:52
March 24, 2021
Demonic Psy-Ops
Mind games, false narratives, and false flags. All tools the devil uses to destroy us, and the people around. Be on the ready and know the tactics our enemy is using.
50:20
March 10, 2021
The Fighter's Mentality
Fathers Michael and Joseph discuss precision, freedom, and the intricacies of thinking and living a rewarding and fulfilled life of duty and dedication to Christ.
53:35
February 24, 2021
Fight Night
Engaging in the spiritual battle might seem hard, it might seem overwhelming, it might seem... Nevertheless, it's a fight we're in and God is sovereign, and has won the the war. 
53:45
February 10, 2021
Executing the Plan
Moving on from setting goals, Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Fr. Joseph Collins speak to the practical steps and processes to put the goal into practice in ways that mitigate failure.
56:27
January 27, 2021
Get a Goal
Having and setting goals are critical for life on the battlefield. Father Michael and Father Joseph talk about what goals are, why they're important, and cover some practical steps to setting your own goals.
53:40
January 13, 2021
Addiction
Addiction afflicts many, join Fr. Michael and Fr. Joseph as they talk about addiction, what it is, and how to combat it.
01:06:55
December 30, 2020
Spiritual Warfare w/Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick
24/7, like it or not, we're at war. There is spiritual war all around us, both within and without, and our enemy hates us and seeks to destroy us.  In today's episode we explore what you need to know about how the war effects you, and ways that you can fight back. 
01:02:15
December 16, 2020
Education and Learning w/ Mr. George Papayannis
A talk with Mr. George Papayannis about education in the home. The challenges, the rewards, and the necessity for teachers and learners on the battlefield.
38:26
December 02, 2020
Confession
Admitting wrong, and restoring relationships is an important, and often difficult task. But absolutely necessary for life on the battelefield.
36:06
November 18, 2020
The Comeback
Life on the Battlefield is tough. Coming back from defeat can be difficult, but it is possible.
32:18
November 16, 2020
Go out and make programs?
No, go out and make disciples. But what does that mean. Hang out and listen while Fr. Michael and Fr. Joseph talk about what it is, what it is not, and why it matters.
35:33
October 21, 2020
Leadership
What does leadership on the battlefield of life look like?  Fathers Michael and Joseph unpack the idea of leadership on the battlefield, which includes service and sacrifice, in today's episode.
33:18
October 07, 2020
The Scramble
The "scramble" is life-it's unpredictable nature, our need for others, our need to get back up when we fall, and God's care in the midst of it all.
33:58
September 23, 2020
On the Battlefield: The Introduction
Welcome to the battlefield of life.  Join us as we discuss life, its struggles, and get encouragement to endure in the midst of it.
31:29
September 09, 2020