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…

Time and Hope in the Divine Comedy: A Guest Post by Maria Naasko

Today, I’m thrilled to share this guest post with you about depictions of time, eternity, and hope by Maria Naasko. I’m doubly excited because I LOVE giving a platform to young writers (Maria just graduated high school–congrats!). Maria has been a long-time reader and fan of Time Eternal; she told me that this forum has shaped her thinking…

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…