Theology & Spirituality

Weekly Reads (December 13)

Hello, 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 a thought-provoking or well-written article that did not make this list, please share the link with us in the comments section.

Conciliar Post

Dr. David Brown, “Heroes, Legends, and Bones: Part 2”

George Aldhizer, “Christmas Is About Ferguson”

Chris Casberg, “King Herod and the Original War On Christmas”

Fr. Gregory Owen, “Love In His Voice”

Jacob Prahlow, “Theology After Vedanta: Book Review”

Benjamin Winter, “Grace and Catholicism: The Catechism”

From Our Authors

Jacob Prahlow, Pursuing Veritas“Luther’s Two Kingdoms: Conclusions” (last in a series)

Johanna Byrkett, Ancient Words, “Home”

Amanda Barber, Amanda Barber, “Dad Said I Was Pretty”

Ryan Shinkel, Ethika Politika, “Different Kinds of Liberalism: Chesterton and Burke v. Storck”

Across the Internet

Matthew Smitz, First Things, “Russell Saltzman’s Continuing Catholicity”

Andrew M. Haines, Ethika Politika, “Be Wary of Microscopic Theologies”

Wesley J. Smith, First Things, “Protest for Disruption’s Sake”

Dr. Hilary Towers and Fr. Juan Puigbo, Ethika Politika, “Commitment to Vocation: A Theme for the New Evangelization”

Matthew Schmitz, First Things, “Our Partial Pacifism”



Laura Norris

Laura Norris

Laura Norris is a Catholic, freelance writer, running coach, and outdoor enthusiast. She holds a master's degree in Theological Studies and now works as a running blogger and coach as, in the words of St. Ignatius Loyola, "a woman for others" in helping others live a healthy life and achieve their goals. She and her husband live on the Eastside of Seattle and spend their time running their own businesses and hiking in the mountains.

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