Recommended Reading: October 24-30

If you read one article this weekend, engage Historical Is Not Enough by Carl Trueman. For those of you with additional reading time this All Hallow’s Eve (or those of you looking for something to do between rings of the doorbell), check out the following selections below, gleaned from around  the internet this week. AsContinue reading “Recommended Reading: October 24-30”

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Book Review: A History of Christian-Muslim Relations (Goddard)

Islam and its relationship with Christianity remains a subject very much on the minds of many in today’s world. Indeed, for much of the past fifteen years the Western world and its media has routinely faced the question, “What is Islam and how does it affect us?” What few people seem to understand, however, isContinue reading “Book Review: A History of Christian-Muslim Relations (Goddard)”

Recommended Reading: October 17-23

If you read one article this week, check out Lecture Me. Really. by Molly Worthen. For those of you with additional reading time today, check out the following selections below, gleaned from around the internet. As always, if you think there is something else I should be reading, let me know in the comments sectionContinue reading “Recommended Reading: October 17-23”

Blogging and Saint Patrick

The past two weekends have been especially busy, as I’ve attended and presented at two conferences. The first was ‘That They May Be One’: The Past, Present, and Future of Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue”, hosted by Saint Louis University and the St. Irenaeus Orthodox Theological Institute. Though I am neither Orthodox or Catholic (yet, as my colleaguesContinue reading “Blogging and Saint Patrick”

Blogging Ecumenically: A Way Forward

This post is part of an ongoing series reflecting on Orthodox-Catholic online dialogue, originally delivered at the “That They May Be One” Conference. In this series, I have drawn upon the ecumenical website Conciliar Post in order to examine how Orthodox and Catholic Christians dialogue in an online environment. Through this overview, I have arguedContinue reading “Blogging Ecumenically: A Way Forward”

Blogging Ecumenically: Coordination

This post is part of an ongoing series reflecting on Orthodox-Catholic online dialogue, originally delivered at the “That They May Be One” Conference. The third category of dialogue between Orthodox and Catholic writers at Conciliar Post involves what I call “coordination seeking unity.” These types of interaction consist of Orthodox and Catholic voices not onlyContinue reading “Blogging Ecumenically: Coordination”

Blogging Ecumenically: Reinforcement

This post is part of an ongoing series reflecting on Orthodox-Catholic online dialogue, originally delivered at the “That They May Be One” Conference. A second way in which Orthodox and Catholic writers at Conciliar Post dialogue with one another is through what I call “reinforcement,” namely, a reinforcement of disagreements. In these instances, after a)Continue reading “Blogging Ecumenically: Reinforcement”

Book Review: Life and Works (Gregory Thaumaturgus)

Gregory Thaumaturgus—the Wonderworker—remains a scantly studied figure of the late antique Christian Church. This is neither because he lacked pizzazz—he once moved an immovable boulder through prayer to convert a pagan priest—nor for his lax literary output. In all likelihood, Gregory (c. 210-270/5 ce) remains relatively neglected because he lived in a time when hisContinue reading “Book Review: Life and Works (Gregory Thaumaturgus)”

Recommended Reading: October 10-16

If you read one article this week, engage Why Did the Romans Persecute the Christians? by Michael Bird. For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the following selections below, gleaned from around the interwebs. As always, if you think there’s something else I should be reading, let me know inContinue reading “Recommended Reading: October 10-16”

Blogging Ecumenically: Cooperation

This post is part of an ongoing series reflecting on Orthodox-Catholic online dialogue, originally delivered at the “That They May Be One” Conference. First, there is Orthodox-Catholic cooperation, especially cooperation against common theological opponents. Depending on the topic, these opponents can range from secular perspectives to Protestants or from those who disregard church history toContinue reading “Blogging Ecumenically: Cooperation”