Recommended Reading: December 26 – January 1

Jesus, Joseph, and MaryHappy New Year dear readers! If you read one article this weekend, engage Christmas in the Middle of Something by Abrahm K-J.

For those of you with additional reading time during this busy season, check out the following selections below, gathered from around the interwebs over the past two weeks. As always, feel free to let me know if you think I’ve missed something worth reading via the comments section below.

Theology and Religion

An Important Conversation – How Should We Think About the Bible As History? by Fr. Stephen Freeman

Deliver Us From Innocence by Mark Bauerlein

Christology, Mythology, and Star Wars by Joseph Rossell

What the Popes Don’t Say About Islam by David Mills

First Buds of the Church by Timothy George

Biblical Studies and the History of Christianity

Can Hobby Lobby Buy the Bible? by Joel Baden and Candida Moss

The Christmas Story Through the Centuries by Peter Gurry

What Did Jesus Really Look Like? by Joan Taylor?

Allegory and the Church Fathers by Benjamin Winter

The Ghosts of Stonehenge by Philip Jenkins

Worldviews and Culture

Thinking Scientifically by RJS

In Defense of the Old Republic: Reclaiming the Common Good by Benjamin Smith

The Inklings – Providing Hope Against a Culture of Despair by James Heiser

Christmas and Western Civilization by Carson Holloway

On the Chestertonianism of Star Wars by Jake Meador


Bonus Link #1: 23 Biblical Studies Twitter Accounts NOT to Follow by Phil Long

Bonus Link #2: Christmas Traditions Round Table via Conciliar Post


Published by Jacob J. Prahlow

Husband of Hayley. Dad of Bree and Judah. Lead pastor at Arise Church. MATS from Saint Louis University, MA from Wake Forest University, BA from Valparaiso University. Theologian and writer here and at Conciliar Post. Find me on social at @pastorjakestl

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