Expanding Imagination: Asking Fr. Andrew Louth about Theology in the Public Arena

Wednesday afternoon, I had the privilege of attending a Q&A with esteemed Orthodox theologian Fr. Andrew Louth (you can watch it in its entirety here). This event was sponsored in part by the school where I occasionally lecture and teach, the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College (Toronto). If you haven’t heard of Fr. Andrew Louth, he…

Are You Late or Punctual? The First Time Eternal Roundtable

Christ is risen! Welcome to a new kind of post I’m starting here on the blog called Time Eternal Roundtables. Every roundtable will center on some kind of time-related conversation starter, and I’ll invite a few respondents to chime in before continuing the conversation with you folks in the comments or on Facebook. Some of these folks will…

The Slowness of Orthodoxy: What Slow TV and Our Faith Have in Common

Today on the Time Eternal blog, I’m featuring a guest post by Dr. Nic Hartmann, an Orthodox blogger and museum education director from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He recently visited what sounds like an interesting and poignant exhibit that celebrated all things slow. Here, Nic reflects on the connections between slow culture and Orthodox practice. In my mind, this has…

When Your Lent Was Not Instagram-Worthy

12:30PM on Lazarus Saturday. I’m still in bed, my limbs weighed down by the ache of sleeping in too late. Barely awake, I pull off my eye mask and instinctively reach for my phone to see if I’ve missed any important messages. Just one text from my husband, 57 minutes ago: “Things I never thought I’d say to…

“Desiring the Kingdom” in Lent: A Book Review

If you’ve listened to the most recent episode of Time Eternal, you’ll know I’ve been reading James K. A. Smith’s Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation during Lent. Here, I’m posting a full review of the book. To summarize, I found this a really worthwhile read. Smith comes from the Reformed tradition, but so many of his insights…

Time Outside Time (Guest Post)

Today I’m happy to share some thoughts from Charlotte Riggle! She’s written a wonderful guest post that gives a kind of time-oriented behind-the-scenes glimpse into her children’s book, Catherine’s Pascha. With Pascha just around the corner, I’m delighted to welcome her to the Time Eternal blog.     * * * Writing a picture book requires a huge leap…

Can Children Struggle with Despondency?

Something unexpected happened when I published Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life; the people with the most questions have been parents concerned for their children. I didn’t foresee this because I assumed the people who would be most interested in my book would be people like me: thirty-somethings who can’t seem to shake the…

Last chance to sign up for the giveaway! Plus, a video of the Despondency Q&A and a free a knitting pattern

The launch week of Time and Despondency is almost finished! Last night, I hosted an hour-long Live Q&A on Facebook in order to answer some of your questions about despondency, time, and the relationship between the two. It was a great time of conversation and discussion. Thanks for all those who showed up and contributed to the discussion,…

What is Despondency? (Infographic)

Have you heard that Time and Despondency was released into the world yesterday? You can buy it on the Ancient Faith Publishing website or on Amazon. Yesterday, I did a quick reading from the first chapter of Time and Despondency in response to the question “What is Despondency?” Today, I’m following up with an infographic on the same topic.  …