Month: August 2012
As you probably can tell, I’ve mainly been focusing my weblogging energy into the new Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy weblog. Forgive my neglect here. I’m still working out the balance of the kinds of work I plan to do there and here.
In any event, in case you don’t happen to be a reader over there yet (and why not?), I thought I’d update you on stuff I’ve published over yonder (since I last posted here, more than a month ago) as well as some other items of note.
Stuff I’ve Written:
- Sacrament and Culture: Why Protestants Don’t Redeem the Time briefly examines the question of the relation between sacramental theology and artistic work, by way of a link to a piece on the new Orthodox Arts Journal weblog.
- Ecclesiological Darwinism: Reformed Catholicity’s Denial of the Foundation of the Reformation is a criticism of a new (to me) historiographical argument by certain Neo-Calvinists, namely, that the currently fractured, denominationalist state of Protestantism represents an evolutionary advance on Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism, which are “earlier” forms of the Church.
- The “Biblical” Argument for Abortion looks at the claim that being pro-life is a recent Christian invention.
- “Spiritual But Not Religious” and the Path to God is a revision and republication of one of my more popular posts from last year on this weblog.
Stuff I’ve Recorded:
- An Introduction to God: Encountering the Divine in Orthodox Christianity is a talk I delivered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in May. It explores some of the ideas I’m incorporating into the book I’m working on, which may well have the same title as this talk.
- Sermons: June 24, 2012 (Nativity of the Forerunner); July 1, 2012 (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost); July 22, 2012 (St. Mary Magdalene); July 29, 2012 (8th Sunday after Pentecost).
Stuff I Recommend:
- Why I Did Not Become Roman Catholic: A Sort of Response to Jason Stellman by Robert Arakaki. Stellman was a prominent Presbyterian Church in America pastor who rejected sola scriptura and sola fide and is becoming a Roman Catholic.
- Gay Bishops and the Bible by Vincent Martini looks at the problem of sola scriptura adherents declaring fellow Protestants to be acting “unbiblically.”
- Venerating the Virgin: Orthodox Christian Reflections for Protestants by Jodie Anna Boychuk. The title says it all!
And if you haven’t yet bought Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy (Conciliar, Amazon, Kindle, NOOK), well, what’s the hold-up? Perhaps you’ve been holding out for the second printing, which now has a spiffy new, non-glossy-finish cover. Yeah, that’s the ticket.