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.
George Aldhizer, “Christmas is About the Cross”
Chris Casberg, “On Torture”
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”