Theology & Spirituality

Weekly Reads {June 20}

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

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Laura Norris, “4 Ways to Practice Christian Stewardship of the Environment

John Ehrett, “Jurassic World: Movie Review

Jacob Prahlow, “How Now Shall We Speak

Editorial Round Table, “Here We Raise Our Ebenezer

Kenneth O’Shaughnessy, “Where Can I Put My Stuff?

Ben Cabe, “Traveling this Road Together (A Thank You)

Jeff Reid, “Holding Fast

Matthew Bryan, “In Defense of Nestorius

Writings of the Church Fathers, “Ignatius, Epistle to the Philadelphians

Jody Byrkett, “Creativity Begets: How a Story Inspires

From Our Authors

Jacob Prahlow, Pursuing Veritas, Reflections on Imago Dei

Chris Casberg, Funny Redeemed, “Confessions of an NSA Nobody, Volume 3

Ryan Shinkel, Public Discourse,The Courage to Be on the Wrong Side of History: Lessons from Burke and Nietzsche

Around the Internet

Dominic Bouck, Ethika Politika, Leftover People” (a great read on the moral issues surrounding IVF and leftover human embryos)

Tyler Delong, Patheos, “Tied Up With the Soil and Human Work

On Thursday, Pope Francis released his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si (On Care for Our Common Home). Whether you are Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Jewish, or Muslim, I highly commend this for your reading. You can find the full version here on the Vatican Website, complete with footnotes.

The encyclical is rather lengthy, so here are some articles that summarize it:

Josiah Neeley, First Things, “Let’s Listen to the Pope About Climate Change

Vincent J. Miller, America Magazine, “A Spiritual Challenge to Face A Crisis of Our Own Making

James Martin, S.J., America Magazine, “Top Ten Takeaways from Laudato Si”

Kevin Ahern, America Magazine, Follow the Footnotes

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Weekly reads is a gathering together of articles that hit the internet in the past week—from Conciliar Post authors and from other authors around the world. The Conciliar Post authors and editors work together to make this a weekly resource on Conciliar Post.

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