I am pleased and honored to announce the unanimous winner of our inaugural St. John of Damascus Award.
As THE exemplary model of our mission of renewing culture through faith and learning, WARREN FARHA will be the recipient of the 2017 St. John of Damascus Award.
Warren, whose patron saint happens to be St John of Damascus, will be honored with toasts and roasts on the evening of August 26 in... Continue Reading
Feast of the Glorious Prophet Elijah
IT'S BEEN five years since I peddled Eighth Day books and culture at a Circe Conference. That was in Louisville, KY, back in 2012 when a tornado took the roof off the hotel that was hosting the conference. I was staying at another hotel where I only had to deal with a power outage. It was the first time I really experienced pitch black darkness... Continue Reading
Feast of St Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles of Kiev
WE'VE GOT two new events that are in the works, one for the end of July and the other at the end of August:
1. On Friday evening, July 28, we will host our first annual Summer State of the Institute meeting for Eighth Day Members. In addition to a brief report about Eighth Day Institute, we also hope this meeting will facilitate... Continue Reading
Synaxis of the Twelve Holy Apostles
WELL IT took us a while to figure out the publishing of our digital content. But I think we've finally got it nailed down, thanks to the hard work of Daniel Brake, who happens to be a new EDI Board Director. Many thanks to Daniel for all he has done to help develop our website!
As you may have seen, several weeks ago we... Continue Reading
Feast of St Julian, the Martyr of Tarsus
WARREN and I both hit the road yesterday. Warren is in Dallas peddling books at the Society for Classical Learning conference; I'm in Pittsburgh, PA peddling books and EDI at the Association of Christian Classical Schools conference. After a long day of setting up, I was cheered by the Wichita contingent...about 15 of them from the Classical School of Wichita.
If you're... Continue Reading
Feast of the Holy Martyrs Alexander and Antonina
I AM SO grateful to the growing community of Eighth Day Members. Simply put, without you the work of Eighth Day Institute would have come to an end long ago. Thank you so much for supporting our humble efforts at renewing culture through faith and learning.
I also beg your forgiveness for not doing a better job of communicating my gratitude, maintaining... Continue Reading
Feast of St Nicephorus, Archbishop of Constantinople
FOR ALL those who responded to our survey about what Eighth Day Institute is and why it exists, many thanks!
The respondents come from six different states, are represented by five Catholics, four Orthodox, and twelve Protestants, and are all Eighth Day Members.
I am grateful and encouraged by your kind words.
The Board of Directors is currently working on a strategic plan... Continue Reading
Feast of St Vincent of Lerins
Several people have been helping me think through Eighth Day Institute’s vision and mission. I’d also like to know what you think.
I would be deeply grateful if you’d answer the following two questions, preferably in the comments below (if you’d prefer, feel free to email me).
1. What is Eighth Day Institute?
2. Why does Eighth Day Institute exist?... Continue Reading
Feast of Our Righteous Father Memnonus the Wonderworker
THIS SPRING has been a whirlwind of traveling, teaching, organizing book groups, developing the Hall of Men, creating a plan for consistent content on social media and the EDI website, and a great deal of deep introspection about the mission, the work, and the future of Eighth Day Institute.
In February we launched two new reading groups. The Cappadocian Society is for... Continue Reading
Feast of St. Innocent, Enlightener of Siberia and Alaska
ON THIS Final Friday, Scott Spradlin will be presenting a Table Talk on "Mindfulness & Orthodox Spirituality in a Digital Age." Doors open at The Ladder at 7:15 and Table Talk begins at 7:30. Click here for more details.
I'm hitting the road this morning to peddle Eighth Day Books and promote Eighth Day Institute at the sixth annual Symposium... Continue Reading