May 16, 2023
Cynthia brings back Michael Haldas to talk about self care and stewardship. Would you go so far as to say that neglecting the body is a sin? What does neglect look like? Today Cynthia and Michael explore the holistic nature of how God created us.
Michael Haldas is an author, a religious educator, and a speaker. He wrote the book Sacramental Living: Understanding Christianity as a Way of Life and Echoes of Truth: Christianity in the Lord of the Rings, which is available in both an illustrated version and a text only version; and a contributor to the anthology Amid Weeping There is Joy: Orthodox Perspectives on Tolkien's Fantastic Realm. Michael also has a long running podcast series with Ancient Faith Radio that is called Sacramental Living. Through the Orthodox Christian Network, Michael does weekly Live Adult Education classes and reflections. He teaches adult religious education at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Bethesda, Maryland, and has done Zoom classes for the St. Nicholas OCA Cathedral in Washington DC. He has also worked with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Religious Education Department to create educational lessons and materials. Michael also writes poetry and his poems have been included in Tales of Chivalry: A Medieval Anthology, Maryland Bards 2022 and 2023 and Bard Against Hunger Anthologies, Sweet Melancholy of Autumn and From Darkness to Light chapbooks, and the Fellowship & Fairydust website.