Our pastor has a secret weapon. On a weekly basis, he consults a treasure trove of biblical commentary material directly from the Fathers of the Early Church, via the wonders of his Logos Bible Software. The ability of this technology to search such a large body of written material for relevant commentary is quite amazing.
Christians from my pedigree talk a lot about the best way to be a faithful Christian while maintaining embodied practice of the faith within our current historical/cultural context. It is a real struggle. These discussion are (by and large) not about who is in and who is out, who is a Christian and who is
I have been overwhelmed with music since I started writing music reviews for PopMatters.com. My inbox has been assaulted by more than a few publicists begging me to listen to their newest artists, hoping I might write a review for them. This has resulted in a lot of free music. To much, really. So, I
The Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople This Catechetical Sermon of St. John Chrysostom is read during the Easter celebration. If any man be devout and love God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast. If any man be a wise servant, let him rejoicing enter into
Here is a interesting quote from the Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan for 2011. The selection comes from the Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus and is, "...is probably the earliest example of Christian apologetics." It is interesting to note that Diognetus was a tutor of the emperor Marcus Aurelius . It is not too late to begin this