Death and Fire: An Icon of Modern Mortality

In the class I co-teach on death in Orthodox Tradition, last Thursday I lectured on the medicalization of death in the 20th century. To give us all a kind of anchor in the many complexities that affect how people die in modernity and beyond, I selected one of my favorite works of art as a kind of symbol…

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…