19 Mar 2016

Worthy Reads of the Week {March 19}

Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest. Assist us mercifully with your help, O Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts, whereby you have given us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord. —Book of Common Prayer Greetings to our faithful and new readers. We invite you to look over the essays from

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12 Mar 2016

Weekly Reads {March 12}

Happy Weekend, Dear Readers! Below is a selection of theological and current events articles from around the internet this week. Rather than providing the final word on a given topic, we hope these articles will serve to spark friendly, yet thoughtful conversations. Consider this your welcome to join (or kick off) those conversations in the comments below! Conciliar Post Finding Yourself in Communion, Part One by TJ Humphrey By the Waters of Babylon by Kenneth O’Shaughnessy

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05 Mar 2016

Weekly Reads {MARCH 05}

Conciliar Post: GEORGE ALDHIZER: REFLECTIONS ON THE CHURCH FATHERS: 1 CLEMENT CHRIS CASBERG: A SONNET ON THE OCCASION OF SUPER TUESDAY JOSEPH GREEN: THE PERVASIVE STRUGGLE OF LONELINESS JOHN EHRETT: NO LONGER SCANDALIZED? MATTHEW BRYAN: IS SOLA SCRIPTURA REALLY A DISAGREEMENT? From Our Authors: JOHANNA BYRKETT: EDGES DREW MCINTYRE: FEBRUARY 2016 BIBLICAL STUDIES CARNIVAL Across the Web (Super Tuesday Edition): Jamelle Bouie : They’re With Donald — Slate William Saletan: Obama Didn’t Create Drumpf — Slate — JESSICA SHORTALL :

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13 Feb 2016

Weekly Reads {February 13}

Happy Weekend Dear Readers! Below is a selection of theological and current events articles from around the internet this week. Rather than providing the final word on a given topic, we hope these articles will serve to spark friendly, yet thoughtful conversations. Consider this your welcome to join (or kick off) those conversations in the comments below!   Conciliar Post A Conversation on the Saving Work of Jesus by Ben Cabe and Ben Winter Fasting by

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06 Feb 2016

Weekly Reads {February 5}

Happy Weekend and Happy February Dear Readers! Below is this week’s selection of theology and current events articles from around the internet. If you read a thought-provoking or well-written article that did not make this list, feel free to share the link in the comments section below. Happy reading! Conciliar Post Does Conciliar Post Exist? by George Aldhizer On Our True Fairytale by Chris Casberg On the Boringness of Church Services by Joseph Green Mark

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30 Jan 2016

Weekly Reads {January 30}

Happy Weekend, Dear Readers! Below is this week’s selection of articles from the Conciliar Post team. Did you read something thought-provoking or well-written this week? Let us know what you’re reading in the comments section below. Happy reading! Conciliar Post An Open Discussion of Difficult Theological Issues by Ben Winter Window by Kenneth O’Shaughnessy A Calvinist Reads Calvin: Where Knowing Starts by Jeff Reid Blindness and Light by Fr. Gregory Owen Rise Up, O Church

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23 Jan 2016

Weekly Reads {JANUARY 23}

Welcome to a New Year, and a new semester for those of us still laboring among the books. Here’s what else happened on the site (and elsewhere) this week: Conciliar Post: MICAH MCMEANS: A TIMELY DANCE: STEPPING IN RHYTHM WITH CLARITY CHRIS CASBERG: ON CHOOSING OUR STORIES JOSEPH GREEN: A CONTEMPLATION OF MALE-TO-MALE RELATIONSHIPS JOHN EHRETT: IMPERFECT GIFTS JACOB PRAHLOW: OF TRIBALISM AND CHURCHES (PART TWO) From Our Authors: DREW MCINTYRE: A NEW KIND OF DEVOTIONAL

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09 Jan 2016

Weekly Reads {January 9}

Happy weekend, Dear Readers! Below is a selection of theology, religion, and current events articles from this week. Our goal in providing this list  is to start conversations about our faith an how it applies to the world around us. Part of that conversation includes sharing sources which others might have overlooked. If you read a thought-provoking or well-written article that did not make this list, we would love to hear about it! In the meantime,

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02 Jan 2016

Weekly Reads {January 2}

Happy Weekend and Happy New Year, Dear Readers! Below is this week’s selection of theology, religion, and current events articles from around the internet. If you read a thought-provoking or well-written article that did not make this list, feel free to share the link in the comments section below. Happy reading! Conciliar Post Allegory and the Church Fathers by Ben Winter Birth Pangs by Kenneth O’Shaughnessy Resolved: Learn More Doctrine by Jeff Reid The Problem

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26 Dec 2015

Weekly Reads {DECEMBER 26}

Today the Virgin gives birth to him who is above all being, and the earth offers a cave to him whom no one can approach. There has been found the undug well From which David once longed to drink. For this, let us hasten to this place where there has been born A little Child, God before the ages… -Romanos the Melodist, trans. Ephrem Lash Blessed Christmas to you all! This week, find out what Christmas

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19 Dec 2015

Weekly Reads {19 December}

The people who walked in darkness     have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,     on them has light shone. You have multiplied the nation;     you have increased its joy… {Isaiah 9:2-3a} Hello faithful CP readers, a blesséd third week of Advent to you all! This week is “Joy” week in the celebration of Advent… Some of the posts below reflect that in very different ways; some are related to current events

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12 Dec 2015

Weekly Reads {December 12}

Happy Weekend, Dear Readers! As we continue moving through the Advent Season, we hope that you are able to find time to reflect on the gifts that God has given us through his Incarnation. As an aid to your own reflection, we have curated a list of articles from the past week for consideration. Articles considered deal with Christian theology specifically, religion in a broad sense, and current events. If you read a thought-provoking or

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05 Dec 2015

Weekly Reads {December 5}

Happy Weekend and Happy December, Dear Readers! Below is this week’s selection of theology, religion, and current events articles from around the internet. If you read a thought-provoking or well-written article that did not make this list, feel free to share the link in the comments section below. Happy reading! Conciliar Post Catholic-Lutheran Dialogue on Grace: Part I by Benjamin Winter Remember Lot’s Wife by Kenneth O’Shaughnessy An Ex-Calvinists Tiptoe Through TULIP: Limited Atonement by

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28 Nov 2015

Weekly Reads {NOVEMBER 28}

This week, Conciliar Post saw the publication of another fascinating Round Table discussion. Check it out! Conciliar Post: JOHANNA BYRKETT: DARK NIGHTS END IN DAWN CHRIS CASBERG: STEPHEN COLBERT’S MINISTRY OF JOY VARIOUS AUTHORS: ROUND TABLE: AFTER DEATH JACOB PRAHLOW: IN A LAND WITH MUCH FOR WHICH TO BE THANKFUL JOHN EHRETT: V FOR VENDETTA AND THE PROBLEM OF EISEGESIS From Our Authors: JOHANNA BYRKETT: Cleansing Fire JACOB PRAHLOW: MHT: Assessing Historical Metanarratives (Part I)

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14 Nov 2015

Weekly Reads {November 14}

Happy Weekend Dear Readers! As we move into the weekend, please keep the people of Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad in your prayers. As the days move forward, details and analysis regarding these situations will be worked out. In the end though, it is only The Prince of Peace who will bring lasting peace to our broken world; and situations like those from yesterday serve to remind us that we are always called to pray for

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07 Nov 2015

Weekly Reads {November 7}

Happy Weekend and Happy November, Dear Readers! Below is this week’s selection of theology, religion, and current events articles from around the internet. If you read a thought-provoking or well-written article that did not make this list, feel free to share the link in the comments section below. Happy reading! Conciliar Post Prayer for the Dead: Spooky or Saintly? by Benjamin Winter Will It Pray? by Kenneth O’Shaughnessy The Danger of Light and Joy by

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31 Oct 2015

Weekly Reads {OCTOBER 31}

This week, Conciliar Post was buzzing with activity! We are so thankful to the members of our community, and to our visitors, for making our commemoration of the Reformation an occasion for informed and fruitful dialog. Here is a selection of articles, from Conciliar Post and beyond, that are worth your “weekend reading” time: Conciliar Post: Alyssa Hall: Sola Scriptura’s Relevance for the Modern Church Chris Casberg: The Divisive Fruit of the Reformation Joseph Green: An

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03 Oct 2015

Weekly Reads {October 3}

Happy Weekend and Happy October, Dear Readers! Below is this week’s selection of theology, religion, and current events articles from around the internet. If you read a thought-provoking or well-written article that did not make this list, feel free to share the link in the comments section below. Happy reading! Conciliar Post Pope Francis Speaks to Congress, James Snapp Jr. The Gifts of Ceremony, Nicholai Stuckwisch “Grant Rest to Thy Servants” Are You Praying for

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29 Aug 2015

Weekly Reads {August 29}

Happy weekend, dear readers! Here is a round-up of different religion, theology, and current events articles from our own authors and across the internet. The following articles do not necessarily reflect the views or mission of Conciliar Post. These articles have been selected based on their prevalence across popular blogs and social media and their relevance to current events. We invite you to engage in friendly and positive discussion about these articles. If you read

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16 May 2015

Worthy Reads of the Week (16 May)

A merry weekend to you, dear reader! Laura and her husband are moving to the West Coast this week, which means your weekly reads have been entrusted to my care and may have a slightly different flavour. I invite you to curl up with a mug of piping hot tea or coffee to enjoy some quiet reading this weekend.   [The following articles do not necessarily reflect the views or mission of Conciliar Post. These articles have been

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