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,…

What Does it Mean to Be Human? Engaging Orthodoxy Panel Discussion

Hi Time Eternalites! Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving to all! May we be creatures of response and thanksgiving to God for His seen and unseen providence in the moments of our lives… This past weekend, I was blessed to participate in the third annual Engaging Orthodoxy panel discussion held at North Park University in Chicago. This year’s topic was “What does…

TE Episode: Facing Death through Catechism

The newest episode of Time Eternal was just posted (find it here)–it’s an interview with a good friend and Ancient Faith colleague, Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos. Check out Fr. Ted’s podcast iSermon. If you’re interested in hearing more about Fr. Ted’s thesis, complete with practical suggestions for catechists and catechumens alike, you can find our uncut conversation here. And here’s his YouTube…

Time and Children’s Books (Guest Post)

Today I’m thrilled to offer a guest post from author Angela Isaacs, author of one of my favorite Orthodox board books,  Goodnight Jesus.  Her most recent book, I Pray Today, has recently been released. Below, she shares more about her new book and the role of time in children’s books. *** When my daughter was little, she didn’t have a…

Spending the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross at a Funeral Home

First of all, some context: I am currently co-teaching a course with Fr. Geoffrey Ready about death in the Orthodox tradition. One of the things we come up against in this course is the fact that death in our culture is kind of a black box–people go in, they die, a bunch of paperwork (right?), then there’s a…

“My First Death”: Time Eternal Episode 1 of Season 4

Every interview I’ve conducted for this season of Time Eternal begins with the same question: “What was the first death you experienced?” Just as death entered the world through one man (Adam, according to Romans 5), so death typically enters our personal experiences through one person. This first experience with death has a profound impact on how we view not…

Timely Tune-Up (August 2018): a book series, speaking engagements, and Patreon!

Although things have been rather quiet over the summer around here, there are surprisingly many important announcements! Plus, September is just around the corner and I’m looking forward to the blog and podcast picking back up again. Here are some things to look forward to in the meantime. Deacon Michael Hyatt to teach through my book, Time and Despondency…

Timely Tune-Up (July 2018): What’s Happening Around Time Eternal

Welcome to A Timely Tune-Up, a new blog-style newsletter–my attempt to keep blog subscribers up to date on cool resources and developments around Time Eternal at reasonably regular intervals. Audible Version of Time and Despondency At long last, Time and Despondency is available as an audiobook! You can check out the preview below and order the Audible copy here.…

Condemned or Redeemable? Thoughts about Internet and Ministry after the #DMOPC18 Symposium

As many of you know, I have recently returned from a trip to Greece, in which I participated in the Second International Symposium on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care, held from June 18-21 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete (of Great and Holy Council 2016 fame). The symposium was organized by Pemptousia, with support from various other…