Theology & Spirituality

Weekly Reads (December 27)

Merry Christmas, dear readers! We hope everyone had a restful and wonderful celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord.

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

George Aldhizer, “Christmas is About the Cross”

Chris Casberg, “On Torture”

Deion Kathawa, “Why Professor Gushee Is Wrong About How to Handle Same-Sex Marriage”

Fr. Gregory Owen, “The Nativity of Christ”

Amanda Barber, “Keeping Love in Christmas”

Ben Cabe, “Christmas Is About the Incarnation”

Nicholai Stuckwisch, “To Know What Could Have Been”

Ryan Shinkel, “In Defense of Nagel, Part II”

From Our Authors

Ryan Shinkel, Ethika Politika, “One-Nation Conservatism: The Case for the Reformocons”

Jacob Prahlow, Pursuing Veritas, “Predestination and Freewill: On the Freedom of the Will, Part One” (part of an on-going series on Romans, predestination, and free will)

Johann Byrkett, Ancient Words, “Curious Gifts from Saint Nicolas”

Across the Internet

Wesley J. Smith, First Things,Elementary Monasticism” (A great read for any Orthodox readers or fans of the modern twist on Sherlock Holmes)

Timothy Kirchoff, Ethika Politika, “Theology in Action: St. Nicholas and the Gift of Christmas”

C.C. Pecknold, First Things, “The Joyful Mystery of Christmas”

Peggy Rosenthal, Patheos, “Thinking About Poverty”

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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