March 2021 Q&A

Timestamps (by Samuel):

00:00:00 Intro
00:07:30 Will you ever create painted icons?
00:08:10 Do you have any insight into ‘compressing’ a symbol?
00:12:10 What is the Church’s role in reforming the state?
00:16:00 Any thoughts on the concept of Messiah Ben Joseph?
00:18:11 Why is wisdom (sophia) personified as feminine?
00:21:05 What is your view on the symbolism of the rapture?
00:22:46 Symbolism of Gollum as Frodo’s guide?
00:25:35 Symbolism of Jeremiah 17 verse 9
00:29:12 As we mediate/define logoi, do they also do the same for us?
00:30:50 What is the proper Orthodox understanding of luck?
00:34:47 What do you think would be the most valuable themes for young people to think about in class discussions?
00:38:10 Is symbolism in opposition to rationality?
00:40:17 Can you discuss the symbolism of Matthew 10 – Jesus did not come to bring peace but a sword?
00:42:30 Do you think Christianity can be compatible with a republic?
00:46:47 Meaning of Jesus saying to Peter that the beloved disciple will not die in Book of John
00:49:08 Is there a primacy of spirit? What would happen to the angel of London if London burned down?
00:51:37 Views on neo-platonism
00:54:44 Tech nerds and their god Hephaestus
00:56:17 What is the symbolism of things forged from meteors?
00:58:38 What would be the proper way to deal with extra-terrestrials?
01:02:40 Thoughts on whether Jordan Peterson’s issue with God is lack of belief in His mercy
01:04:07 Are feminists bringing back monogamy?
01:06:42 Could you explain the pattern of barbarians descending from the North?
01:10:24 Is there an encyclopedia of symbolism?
01:11:31 Have you become a holy fool?
01:11:53 How do the gospels portray Christ filling the hierarchy?
01:16:22 Is the use of maggots to clean a wound the same pattern as overcoming death by death?
01:17:56 What is the proper place for intellectual faculties in the hierarchy?
01:21:26 Can I add French subtitles to your videos?
01:22:28 What connection is there to exhaling (in relation to dying) and speaking/singing?
01:24:50 Is the danger with relating larger scale patterns to the everyday the concern of idolatry/porn?
01:29:49 Is there a symbolic connection between Cain/Abel, Jacob/Esau, Northern/Southern kingdoms and Orthodox/Catholic schism?
01:32:28 What is the relation between St Peter and St John?
01:34:11 Could you explain your conception of time?
01:36:29 Was there a pattern of ornamentation in your conversation with Jordan Peterson?
01:37:31 Why is intercession of the saints not ‘inquiring of the dead’?
01:42:15 Could you talk about the sin of sloth (acedia)?
01:46:58 What is the symbolism of the dividing of the garments etc. in Psalm 22?
01:49:47 Is there a mystery that compromises get made when a sacrifice that can embody everything is seen as powerful to show vulnerability and death?
01:50:25 Do you like GK Chesterton?
01:50:50 Could you make an argument about the hierarchy of events that explains how the crucifixion is the most important event and relevant to events like dinosaurs?
01:55:52 Could you talk about the margin in relation to theosis? Is sin the margin?
01:58:15 What is the symbolism of depicting Christ’s hair as long?
01:59:18 Is there in Christianity something like the four ages in Hinduism?
02:01:17 Does space/time relate to mind/heart?
02:05:24 Why do you use furniture to explain symbolism?
02:07:17 What does it mean that God spoke the world into being?
02:10:12 Why did the Church become corrupt in the middle ages?
02:13:19 Should I remain Catholic or become Orthodox?
02:14:23 Have you read Camille Paglia’s Sexual Personae?
02:15:04 How does Samson tie into the Gospel story?
02:19:49 What do you say to the Catholic argument that you cannot know what councils are infallible without the Pope?
02:20:38 Why is Jesus crowned with thorns specifically?
02:21:30 What is your opinion on stained glass icons?
02:22:22 Explanation of theosis
02:24:07 The new testament epistles seem like a symbolic commentary on the gospels?
02:25:50 I wish we could meet, I am in your parish
02:26:40 Thanks for all your content
02:27:58 Jordan Peterson talks about culture being mediate by the individual. Is this a microcosm of heaven/earth?
02:28:12 Could you interview David Caley on Ivan Illich?
02:28:37 Can you have Jay Dyer on your channel?

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