Christ & Tolkien Conference: Visions of Paradise

The Christ & Tolkien Conference is dedicated to the discussion and celebration of the works of author J. R. R. Tolkien from traditional Christian points of view—Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant, in an atmosphere of conviviality. Tolkien scholars and fans gather in faithfulness to their own traditions to engage with one another in integrity and to build relationships and networks. While at the Conference, you’ll be able to enjoy plenary lectures and other submitted…

Speakers and Topics for Facing Forward: An Ancient Faith Conference for the Second Half of Life

The middle season of life marks itself in our experiences as an ending and a beginning. It is a season of change and realization and can be a time of great joy and great suffering. There are many questions to ask as we seek to reinvent ourselves, to stay connected with grown children, to care for aging parents, and to think practically about the end of natural life. We invite you to…

Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference: What People Are Saying!

This June, we were delighted to host the third Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA. This Conference is a professional development and fellowship opportunity for Orthodox Christians who want to enrich their creative work or break into a new media field. Eleven speakers led sessions on a rich variety of topics (you can listen to them here), and guests also worshiped together, enjoyed fellowship, and visited…

Schedule for 2019 Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference

We are thrilled to announce the schedule for the approaching 2019 Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference. You’ll note that speakers, sessions, extra activities, meals, and worship are all included. Tickets are still available for this event, but they are selling quickly. If you have not yet registered, click here for more information and to purchase your ticket. For readability, only the speaker and title is included for each session below. You…

One Good Reason for Coming to the Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference

There have been some people wondering if they can come to the Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference, not because they do podcasts or write books or blogs, but because they want to meet and talk to the ones who do.  I can’t speak for anyone else, but as far as I’m concerned, one of the highlights of my writing life is meeting people who have read what I write.

Speakers and Topics for 2019 Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference!

We are thrilled to announce the speaker names and topics for the 2019 Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference! The Conference will take place June 13-15, 2019 at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA. Everyone interested is welcome – published or unpublished, already working with Ancient Faith or not. You can learn more and register here. There will be a specialized networking session organized by areas of interest – podcasters, writers, bloggers, children’s authors,…

What does it mean to be an Orthodox Christian writer?

To gain a fuller perspective of what’s out there, I’ve started a survey entitled “What does it mean to be an Orthodox Christian writer?” It begins with demographic questions and then moves into genre- and writing-specific sections. It also inquires into participants’ views on the intersection(s) between writing and Orthodox faith or spiritual disciplines. There are no right or wrong answers; the purpose is to gain a bigger picture of what’s out there.