Monthly Archives: May 2012

Imitators of Christ: Is Martyrdom a Sacrament? Part 1

In the next few days/posts I will be sharing a paper that I will be reading at the North American Patristics Society on May 25, 2012.  It is asking the question can martyrdom be considered a sacrament.  I have to … Continue reading

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The Sloth of Disobedience

“The sloth of disobedience,” has been a phrase I have been kicking around in my head for the last few days.  It is from the first paragraph of the Rule of St. Benedict.  I have noticed that in my own … Continue reading

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A Divorce from the Old: A Review of New Monasticism: What It Has to Say to Today’s Church

In Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove’s book New Monasticism: What It Has to Say to Today’s Church, he attempts to introduce the New Monastic movement to American Christianity.  He does this in nine easy-to-read chapters.  In the first chapter, he explains why he believes … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Burning Bush by Sergius Bulgakov

The Burning Bush: On the Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of God.  By Sergius Bulgakov.  Translated by Thomas Allan Smith.  Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2009.  xxiv + 191 pp. $28.00 (paper).  Can be purchased here. The work … Continue reading

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Lamenting with Job

Today’s reading from the Old Testament in the Book of Common Prayer is Job 23:1-12 (it was when this was originally posted).  In this passage, which you can find here, Job is replying to a friend’s argument about why he is going through … Continue reading

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