Caught in the Middle

I’ve just finished an interesting book and recommend it wholeheartedly: What is Ancient Philosophy? by Pierre Hadot (Harvard University Press, 2002). Just in case there was any doubt on the subject, the author very convincingly demonstrates that for Plato and...

Poor, Silly Self

Several points occur to me. I offer them in no particular order, and as always of course in full recognition that “God is more wise”. 1. While a regular schedule, physical exercise, adequate sleep, and lectio divina are important—indeed...

The Passion of the Christ

Did I ever see Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ, and if so did I not find it “unnecessarily disturbing”? Yes, I did, but no, I didn’t; nor did it “grate against my Orthodox sensibilities”, as you suggest. On the contrary,...