As usual I've been posting more on my other blogs than on LJ, so here's a summary and links to some recent posts:
- Reclaiming the Abandoned places of Empire | Khanya: "Trebizond, or Trabzon as it is now called, was the last Roman empire, or the last part of the Roman Empire to be conquered by the Turks. So this fits in nicely with the first of the “12 marks of the New Monasticism“, which is “Relocation to the abandoned places of Empire.”"
- Notes from underground: Mere Ideology: The politicisation of C.S. Lewis: "I recently read a couple of articles that appear to me to be attempts to co-opt C.S. Lewis for the cause of American Libertarianism."
- The new face of African Christianity | Khanya: "Did Jesus Wear Designer Robes? | The Lausanne Global Conversation:"
- Angels and demons and egregores (book review) | Khanya: "the Greek name for Watchers — egrigori was the origin of the word “egregores”, which has been used by some to mean a group that takes on its own character, with the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. So a collective entity like a nation can have a “national spirit”, which in this sense is an egregore, and the Orthodox ikon of the Tower of Babel shows these national spirits, the angels of the nations, “sons of gods” of Deuteronomy 32:8, the egregores, or egrigori, the principalities and powers of Ephesians 6:10-12."
- Orthodox mission, diaspora and bizarre Protestant questions | Khanya: "The second question, however is utterly bizarre: “Do you believe the “most holy traditions” of the Orthodox Church are co-equal in redemption with Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross?”"
The one about Trebizond got me re-reading Rose Mcaulay's The towers of Trebizond