It’s been a very long time since I’ve done one of these, partially because I’ve been on a theological journey myself. I don’t want to get too personal, but I’ll say briefly that I’ve decided to “swim the Bosphorus,” and I’m now in the process of joining the Orthodox Church. You can ask me about that in comments if you’re interested, but I really don’t want to overshare. I just wanted to explain the new featured image for Theology Thursday and the reason for this post!
Even though I’m heading East myself, I still have a great liking and respect for many aspects of Western Christianity, and I’m always looking for common ground between the traditions of the East and the West. So today I’m going to share 5 podcasts from Ancient Faith Radio that I think any Christian could enjoy, even those who aren’t specifically Orthodox.
Remember back in August when I posted a list anticipating the 7 books I was reading for literature class this year? A few of you wanted to know what I thought of them once I was done. Well, I took my literature final yesterday, so I’m officially done with this year’s literature class, and I can tell you about all the books I read this year! I’ll talk about both the content of the books and the edition/ translation I read.
“No natural feelings are high or low, holy or unholy, in themselves. They are all holy when God’s hand is on the rein. They all go bad when they set up on their own and make themselves into false gods.”
-C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce
*WARNING:* Lots of Harry Potter spoilers, for all seven books.
Yet another Poetry Friday disguising as a Theology Thursday! Poetry is great and so is theology–I can’t resist the urge to combine them. Neither, apparently, could John Milton. Today, we’re taking a look at his famous “Sonnet on his Blindness.”
Happy Thursday! Today, I’d like to introduce my twin sister, Elise! She already helps edit my blog posts, and I suspect this won’t be the last we see of her. What she has to say today is controversial, and you 100% do not have to agree with her. This post is intended to start a discussion. OK, Elise, you have the floor. -MoMo
Who is God? What is He like? A.W. Tozer aims to answer these questions in his book The Knowledge of the Holy. Tozer explores several of God’s attributes in order to reintroduce a correct view of God into the Church. Everyone who strives to follow Christ should read The Knowledge of the Holy because it presents crucial doctrines through clear, simple arguments, verse from Scripture, and quotes from great Christian thinkers.