Marking Time: The Christmas Countdown

When I was growing up, our holidays were very secular. We didn’t belong to a church, and we didn’t experience liturgical seasons like the Orthodox do. My mom was Danish, and because Denmark happens to be a Lutheran nation, there are some secular Danish traditions that grow out of the Lutheran experience.  In particular, the Danes love to…

6 Practices to Combat Despondency, Part 2

If you haven’t been keeping up with Deacon Michael Hyatt’s journey through my book, Time and Despondency, this last day before the Advent Fast (New Calendar) is the perfect TIME to start! Check out the newest episode here. It’s about the practices of thanksgiving and confession, and the episode is one of three devoted to practical ways to approach and counter…

Timely Tuneup: Infant Loss, Theoretical Physics, Imposter Syndrome

Hi Time Eternalites!  Before October is done, I just wanted to post a few links to some of the latest TE content that hasn’t yet made its way to the blog. Imposter Syndrome as an Orthodox Writer Yesterday on Ancient Faith’s Behind the Scenes blog, I talked about how my struggle with imposter syndrome and strategies I use to deal with…

Time Unbearable: On Impatience and the Fall (Guest Post)

This morning I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming my colleague, Dr. Daniel G. Opperwall, to the Time Eternal blog! As you’ll find in his bio at the end of this post, Daniel and I both teach at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College in Toronto and have both published books through Ancient Faith.  Today, he…

A Prayer for Writers, Speakers, and Scholars

I’ve already posted several times (here and here) about the Engaging Orthodoxy panel last weekend at North Park University. I’m still reflecting on some of the topics that were talked about, but perhaps one of my personal highlights of the morning occurred not during the speaking portions but after. As the talks came to a close, our moderator,…