Philip Bakardzhiev, “a Fellow Orthodox Christian,” Finds “the Author” Not Orthodox

Philip Bakardzhiev has posted an online review of David Bentley Hart's You Are Gods and does so from "the perspective of a fellow Orthodox Christian who wishes to appraise Hart’s legitimacy in presenting his views as Orthodox." This review was a little disorienting, and not primarily because of it's extraordinary number of typos. (There is … Continue reading Philip Bakardzhiev, “a Fellow Orthodox Christian,” Finds “the Author” Not Orthodox

People Seem to Enjoy Thinking and Talking About Fairies

Since this original post about Why Everyone (and Especially Christians) Should Believe in Fairies (currently, the second most-read post on this new team blog), this article's content has been shared three times and in a couple other formats. It is delightful and a real encouragement to find that there is some interest in this topic. … Continue reading People Seem to Enjoy Thinking and Talking About Fairies

Did God Set Us Up to Fail? (Jordan Wood Responds)

[Editorial note: Content here is pulled from social media comments and posted by Jesse Hake (with permissions). Some of this same material, along with additional related content, was also posted here.] First, my friend, Maurice Mo Hagar II, asked for help on social media... Did God set us up to fail? What a great question! … Continue reading Did God Set Us Up to Fail? (Jordan Wood Responds)

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)

Mechanical Brideshead Revisited

I. Conservatives are just liberals driving at the speed limit. Mind you, it's good to drive at the speed limit so there are fewer accidents and atrocities on the road; every motor vehicle being, lest we forget, a mechanical Jacobin. Drivers simply can't avoid driving Jacobins along; Jacobins simply can't avoid driving drivers up the … Continue reading Mechanical Brideshead Revisited

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

God’s Goodness and How We Read the Scriptures

Note on provenance: The main content of this post was compiled from Twitter by Aaron Jordan. He shared it in an online group and gave permission for his work to be re-shared here as well. Aaron is a full-time music educator, a part-time choral conductor, a some-time film composer, and a voracious reader, especially of … Continue reading God’s Goodness and How We Read the Scriptures