Dimitri (Meech) Gagianas and Christina Andresen (Teens) reflect on living the wisdom of Jesus ben Sirach. This podcast offers practical advice for being faithful to God in any situation.
Handling Riches: Part II
Meech and Teens discuss being satisfied with the present moment, letting joy be a constant in our lives, and how we’ll be remembered after we die.
03/04/2022 • 6 minutes 39 seconds
Handling Riches: Part I
Meech and Teens discuss using our money well now and being diligent in your work without worrying too much about the future
27/03/2022 • 15 minutes 47 seconds
Meech and Teens discuss how to be slow to anger, how to deal with disagreements, and why overextending yourself is no good.
26/02/2022 • 7 minutes 4 seconds
Meech and Teens discuss judging outward appearances and not being too caught up in yourself.
02/02/2022 • 5 minutes 31 seconds
Honor and Dishonor: Part 2
This week, Meech and Teens finish their discussion on what Sirach has to say about honor and dishonor.
20/10/2021 • 7 minutes 26 seconds
Honor and Dishonor: Part I
This week, Meech and Teens discuss what Sirach has to say about honor and the kind of leadership that really matters.
14/10/2021 • 6 minutes 57 seconds
Beware of Arrogance
This week, Meech and Teens discuss the harsh reality that Sirach lays out to help prevents us from becoming arrogant.
09/06/2021 • 11 minutes 32 seconds
This week, Meech and Teens discuss Sirach's advice on how to be a wise leader.
26/05/2021 • 7 minutes 30 seconds
Friends and Neighbors
This week, Meech and Teens discuss Sirach’s wisdom on focusing on our own cross instead of others, who we should avoid surrounding ourselves with, and why Sirach warns against surrounding ourselves with certain people.
19/05/2021 • 7 minutes 29 seconds
Behavior with Women
This week, Meech and Teens discuss Sirach’s advice on discipline in choosing a partner, how to encourage the partner, and boundaries with others when you are in a relationship.
12/05/2021 • 16 minutes 7 seconds
Kings and Commoners: Part II
This week, Meech and Teens discuss what Sirach has to say about protecting ourselves from false teachings and knowing our vulnerabilities.
06/05/2021 • 10 minutes 36 seconds
Kings and Commoners
This week, Meech and Teens discuss Sirach’s advice on how to navigate power, wealth, and strong minded individuals.
18/04/2021 • 11 minutes 37 seconds
The Priest and the Poor
This week, Meech and Teens discuss the expectations that Sirach sets for donations to the church and to those in need.
17/03/2021 • 15 minutes 26 seconds
Farm and Family
This week, Meech and Teens discuss farming? Well a little, but more about enjoying hard work, friendships, and obedience.
07/03/2021 • 12 minutes 5 seconds
Put Away Evil Acts: Part 2
This week, Meech and Teens discuss what Sirach means when he warns us that no sin will go unpunished and what it means to not to repeat yourself in prayer.
15/02/2021 • 9 minutes 17 seconds
Put Away Evil Acts: Part 1
Meech and Teens discuss the relationship between staying away from evil and temptation.
10/02/2021 • 11 minutes 1 second
Instruction Brings Wisdom Part II
This week, Meech and Teens discuss some of their favorite verses from Sirach, which focus on having a mentor. Listen through this quick episode to hear a special announcement at the end!
03/02/2021 • 9 minutes 51 seconds
Instruction Brings Wisdom: Part I
In this episode, the team tackles the decision to be a life-long learner, the labor of self-control, and the rest we find in sharing our burdens with Christ.
29/01/2021 • 13 minutes 20 seconds
This week, Meech and Teens discuss the emotional boundaries in friendships, the difference between a mentor and a friend, and the expectations of a fruitful friendship.
20/01/2021 • 16 minutes 9 seconds
Control the Tongue
Meech and Teens discuss Sirach’s advice on when to talk, when to be silent and when to seek advice.
13/01/2021 • 8 minutes 3 seconds
God Is the Lord
Meech and Teens discuss the dangers of independency, the trouble with delaying repentance, and the phrase “I sinned, so what happened to me?"
06/01/2021 • 11 minutes 47 seconds
Shame and Sin
This week, Meech and Teens discuss advice from Sirach on an alternative way to view temptation, the dangers and beauty of sorrow, and the effect of unfruitful loyalty.
23/12/2020 • 14 minutes 17 seconds
Pursuit of Wisdom
This week, Meech and Teens discuss wisdom (yet again), but focus on how we are embraced by wisdom, the dangers of a YOLO mentality, and the ways in which Christ guides us during our journey.
16/12/2020 • 14 minutes 50 seconds
Care of Poor and Needy
This week, Meech and Teens discuss the importance of the reason why we give, our responsibility to take care of others, and a double standard that we need to be careful of.
09/12/2020 • 10 minutes 19 seconds
Keeping a Soft Heart
This quick episode discusses the dangers of having a hard heart and the effects of arrogance on repentance.
25/11/2020 • 6 minutes 8 seconds
Wisdom at Work
This week, Meech and Teens discuss how to have drive without pride, how to challenge yourself without pushing your limits, and the difference between speculation and seeking knowledge.
18/11/2020 • 11 minutes 45 seconds
This week, Meech and Teens discuss the importance of a spiritual father, the relationship of this section to the 10 commandments and to the marriage service, and the respect we must have for parental wisdom.
13/11/2020 • 14 minutes 39 seconds
God’s Faithfulness and Mercy: Part 2
This week, Meech and Teens discuss the danger of walking two paths and how we should cultivate the fear of the Lord to motivate our repentance.
06/11/2020 • 10 minutes 17 seconds
God’s Faithfulness and Mercy: Part 1
Meech and Teens discuss the added temptations when trying to turn your life towards Christ, what it means to truly cleave to God, and the importance of humility during this process.
31/10/2020 • 9 minutes 10 seconds
Warnings to the Wise
This week, Meech and Teens discuss the wise advice from Sirach about justified anger, patience, the difference between wisdom and Godliness, and the importance or our commitment to Christ.
21/10/2020 • 12 minutes 49 seconds
Fearing the Lord
This week, Meech and Teens discuss what fearing the Lord really means, and how to apply that to our everyday lives.
15/10/2020 • 12 minutes 2 seconds
Wisdom Is From the Lord
Meech and Teens discuss the source of wisdom, the humility required to attain true wisdom, and the role of the Holy Spirit in this process.
07/10/2020 • 8 minutes 15 seconds
Introduction to Sirach, Meech, and Teens
Christina and Dimitri explain why they created this podcast, what listeners can expect as the two proceed through the Wisdom of Sirach, and the book’s history and background.