Theology & Spirituality

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 well-written article this week that should have made our list, please share it in the comments section. Our goal is to start good conversations and those conversations are not possible without your contributions.

Happy reading!

Conciliar Post:

“Fear Not,” Or, How I Learned To Love The Book Of Revelation by Blake Hartung

Choices by Fr. Gregory Owen

“Star Wars” And The Immanence Of Myth by John Ehrett

The Epistle Of St. Cyril To Nestorius. Note that this is part of a series of recordings of early church writings. We hope that you will be benefited by the opportunity to become more familiar with the ideas of the early church.

Gospel Of The Lord | Book Review by Jacob Prahlow

From Our Authors:

Top 5 Reasons Why the Rapture is a False Doctrine by Drew McIntyre

MHT: Principle of Context by Jacob Prahlow. Please note that this is part of an ongoing series. There are several other posts in this series this week, as well as posts prior to this one.

The Waiting is Not Wasted by Johanna Byrkett

From Around The Web:

How to Evangelize Like a Hobbit, Not Like Sauron (Part One). Note that this is the first post in a multi-post series.

Leaving Unhealthy Churches I: Why It’s Hard to Leave. Again, this is the first in a series of posts. Based on the first post though, and my experience with the writers at Mere Orthodoxy, it should be a worthwhile series.

Can Google Silence The Church? A topic of potential interest of our readers. The conclusions reported are debatable, but good conversations are always appreciated.

In Memoriam XXVIII Tennyson. If you are looking for a series of Advent readings to guide your reflection, consider the list curated by Malcom Guite. This the post for today’s reading.

Why We Cannot Reach Compromise. An interesting reflection on the nature of compromise and when it is appropriate or, indeed, possible.

These 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.

– Jeff Reid, Senior Editor

Photo Courtesy of Annie Spratt





Jeff Reid

Jeff Reid

Stories fascinate me. In particular, I am enthralled with authors' ability to capture concepts and bring those concepts to life. Driving this delight is an interest in theology and philosophy. Ultimately, I am excited by opportunities to help others understand abstract ideas through skilled artistic work.

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