An Intro to Saint Gregory of Nyssa and His Last Work: The Life of Moses

My five year old daughter speaks with reverence about a “family tradition” involving the two of us walking down the Greenbelt trail near our home to The Tiger Eye coffeeshop where she loves to get a small cotton candy ice cream. It’s hardly a family tradition as we’ve been in this home only two or … Continue reading An Intro to Saint Gregory of Nyssa and His Last Work: The Life of Moses

Reading Proto-Genesis and Paul with David Bentley Hart (and Moses)

[Note: I’m honored to have had this article shared here by David Bentley Hart (along with one other on this topic).] As far as I can tell, the most "infamous" passage in Tradition and Apocalypse (controversial and disappointing even with some of Hart’s most informed and appreciative readers1) has been Hart's summary of the original … Continue reading Reading Proto-Genesis and Paul with David Bentley Hart (and Moses)

A Brief (and Christian) Account of All Reality

Prefatory Note: These are reflections of my own as I continue to process this delightful opportunity that I had to interview Jordan Daniel Wood. I’ll be ruminating for a long time to come over many things that Jordan shared, and I very much look forward to reading his book on Maximus Confessor that releases this … Continue reading A Brief (and Christian) Account of All Reality

The Hagia Sophia and Secularism’s Unquestioned Authority

I'm honored to have an essay shared in Issue 6 of Jacob’s Well, the magazine of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey (OCA) published with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Michael. This issue is focused on the topic of secularism, and my piece is entitled "The Hagia Sophia and Secularism’s Unquestioned Authority: … Continue reading The Hagia Sophia and Secularism’s Unquestioned Authority

God’s Judgment Demands that We Prepare Ourselves to Complete Our Pasts: An Interview with Jordan Daniel Wood

"You're already beginning to change the past by preparing yourself to be the kind of person who will be able to do what you ought to have done when you're given the opportunity to do it again." —Jordan Daniel Wood While working together with Jordan on another project for three days this past week, I … Continue reading God’s Judgment Demands that We Prepare Ourselves to Complete Our Pasts: An Interview with Jordan Daniel Wood

Reading Scott Turner’s Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something “Alive” and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It

Dr. J. Scott Turner grew up in coastal California and studied biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (graduating in 1976) before earning his Ph.D. in zoology and entomology at Colorado State where he wrote his dissertation on heat exchange and blood flow in reptiles—something that Turner continues to think about in his latest … Continue reading Reading Scott Turner’s Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something “Alive” and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It

Rowan Williams and Peter Bouteneff on Schmemann, Bulgakov and Much More

Peter Bouteneff and Rowan Williams These two authors (one the student of the other) had a remarkable conversation on September 17, 2021 as part of the Luminous: Conversations On Sacred Arts podcast in an episode entitled "Rowan Williams: the Holy Arts and Holy Folly." I have recently posted my own reviews on this blog of … Continue reading Rowan Williams and Peter Bouteneff on Schmemann, Bulgakov and Much More