Eighth Day Symposium: A Favor

Capital_with_Cross.jpgWE ARE CLOSE to finalizing details for our seventh annual Eighth Day Symposium. But before I formally announce it and open up registration, I have a couple questions for you. Can you help me improve our annual symposium?

You can answer the questions here . . . and you’ll get a few more details about the symposium.

Thanks so much for taking the time to help us improve our annual... Continue Reading

2016 Inklings Festival: Premium Content Posted for Supporters

Feast of the Holy Apostle Aristarchus

Premium_Play_Button_Square.jpgVIDEOS OF Professor Ralph Wood's lectures from our second annual Inklings Festival are now available. Members can link to them directly here.

You can find our growing collection of premium digital content in our Eighth Day Members Premium Content area. Audio recordings of lectures presented at the Hall of Men and the Sisters of Sophia will begin to... Continue Reading

Picking Peaches for Summer Campaign

Forefeast of the Transfiguration

Peaches_Square.jpgMY FAMILY had a wonderful morning yesterday at my friend Tom Brown's Meadowlark Farm. We took a nice walk, picked peaches and tomatoes and picked up some homemade salsa and locally made soap. The kids played with a sheep, were chased by a rooster, and enjoyed some shade while playing on the playground.

This was my first time to Tom's farm. And it was sheer... Continue Reading

Second Annual Inklings Festival: Register Early for a Free C. S. Lewis Book Bag

Feast of the Holy Apostles Archippus, Philemon and Onesimus

Color_Eagle_and_Child_Square.jpgOUR SECOND annual Inklings Festival is less than three weeks away and boy are we excited!

Ralph Wood proved so popular at our second annual Eighth Day Symposium that we brought him back for the third symposium. Now we've brought him back once again to present the morning keynote lecture series: "A Society of Gods: Theosis in the Inklings."

For the... Continue Reading

Summer Reading: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

Feast of St Sisoes the Great

Capitalism_Square.jpgTHIS SUMMER we'll be reading and discussing Joseph Schumpeter's classic study, Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (available at Eighth Day Books: 1.800.841.2541).

If you don't live in the Wichita area, please consider forming your own reading group.

If you live in the Wichita area, we'll meet on Mondays at The Ladder, headquarters for Eighth Day Institute (2836 E. Douglas...east of Eighth Day Books and behind... Continue Reading

Combined Hall of Men and Sisters of Sophia Canceled

Feast of St Nikephorus the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople

Ladder_Square.jpgPLEASE ACCEPT our sincere apologies but, due to a number of complicating factors, we have CANCELED our plan to combine the Hall of Men and the Sisters of Sophia on June 2 and June 9.

Hall of Men will meet on June 9 and Sisters of Sophia will meet on June 21.

We will attempt a joint meeting(s) sometime in the... Continue Reading

State of our Doom

Doom_Portrait_Color_square.jpgDear Friends,

As I'm sure many of you have noticed, the day-to-day activity of the Institute has been somewhat muted of late, and I want to explain what we've been up to.

You may know that Erin Doom, our Founder and Director, has been working on and off toward a PhD for the past several years, at the request of the EDI Board of Directors. It's been a long struggle, but I'm delighted... Continue Reading

Great Conversations: How To Read the Genesis Creation Account

Feast of St Mary of Egypt

Creation_Square_4.jpegOUR FIRST two "Great Conversations" have been fantastic. Our first meeting focused on the impact of team sports on families, churches, and schools. The second asked who the best candidate for President of the United States is. Both of them fulfilled our mission: renewing culture by rescuing discourse from the political parties.

Now it's time for our third and final Great Conversation of the... Continue Reading

Rachmaninov, Living the Mystery & Reviving the Imagination

Feast of St Mary of Egypt

Resurrection_Square.jpgIN ADDITION to our normal April activities (Hall of Men on April 14 and Sisters of Sophia on April 19), there are a few events coming up we'd like you to know about:

1. This weekend, you can experience the sound and spirit of the greatest masterpiece of Russian Orthodox church music. The Wichita Chamber Chorale will be performing Sergei Rachmaninov's legendary All Night... Continue Reading

Wichita Chapter of In Defense of Christians: Invitation to Inaugural Meeting

Feast of St Mark, Bishop of Arethusa 

IDC_symposium_Square.JPGOn February 26-28, we co-sponsored a highly successful “Power and Persecution” Symposium with St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral (300+ attendees!). Our primary purpose was to highlight the mission of In Defense of Christians (IDC) so we could launch a local chapter in Wichita, KS.

Going forward, we have tentatively scheduled our first full meeting of the local Wichita IDC chapter membership on Thursday, May... Continue Reading