Saturday, November 29, 2008

NEW! Book list on Contemporary Issues

We have a new book list for students: Contemporary Issues. This is a small collection of books on contemporary topics such as war, abortion, postmodernism, death, homosexuality and gender issues, all by Orthodox authors.

Download the list from the left column under "Book Lists."

To receive credit for any of these books, read the book and complete the General Worksheet for books, also downloadable at left under "Worksheets and Study Guides."

May you be blessed as you read about these issues that challenge us in modern times.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Activity: Read "The Screwtape Letters"

Did you attend the play, The Screwtape Letters, on November 2? If so, you could receive credit for this activity.

Simply read the book, "The Screwtape Letters" by C. S. Lewis, fill out the General Worksheet, and turn it in. This book is short and easy to read!

You might be interested to know that AGAIN magazine published an article last year conjecturing that Prof. Lewis was "secretly Orthodox"; in other words, that his thoughts and practice of the faith would have made him an Orthodox Christian in many circles.

This activity is worth 1 credit. To purchase the book from Amazon.com, go here.

Friday, November 7, 2008

New "Discipline" and Reading List on Women's Issues

In an effort to expand the curricula of the School, and to attract more persons who want to learn about the Orthodox Way in all areas of life, I've been working on reading lists for additional topics and contemporary issues.

The newest, "Women's Issues" is now available for you to use! You can download the reading list (complete with descriptions, order info, and credit value) from under the "Book Lists" header at left. Yes, it is aimed at women, but gentlemen may also find the books enlightening.

And if someone you know has hesitated to join the School because so much of the reading is "heavy," tell them that we are adding new disciplines that they may find easier to learn about.

Soon to come:
--reading list on "Contemporary Issues"
--reading list on "Orthodox and Christian Fiction"

If you have ideas for other areas that would be of interest, or have additions (books, DVDs, etc) to existing areas, please e-mail me and let me know!

Happy Reading!