2019 Symposium Paper Abstract 2: Ephraim Radner - "There Is No Desire Out of the Desires of Scripture"

The purpose of this talk is to provide an alternative to the general modern claim – shared by many Christians – that human beings are bundles of desires, some good, some bad, some to be refashioned, and that our identity as human beings is defined by these desires (good or bad, godly or sinful). In place of this desire-inflating claim, I want to suggest that our identity as human beings is... Continue Reading

#8thDayGivingTuesday: Eighth Day Video Series Launch

Feast of St Catherine the Great Martyr of Alexandria

We have two days for getting deals Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday has evolved into the opening day of the giving season.

We've participated in this day of giving for the last two years. The #8thDayGivingTuesday campaigns have proven crucial to funding our work of renewing... Continue Reading

2019 Symposium Paper Abstract 1: Hans Boersma - "Body, Gender & Sex: Lessons from St Gregory of Nyssa"

Feast of St Lazarus the Wonderworker

TWO KEY convictions drive contemporary debates about body, gender, and sex. The first is that the body is an unmitigated good. Common sentiment, both among Christians and non-Christians, rejects any sort of devaluation of the body. The second is that what we do (or do not do) with the body is strictly a matter of individual choice—as long as we don’t unduly harm... Continue Reading

Tolkien Pint Glasses & Inklings Walking Tour

Feast of St Benjamin the Deacon

WE'RE delighted to make a new addition to our "Cloud of Witnesses" Pint Glass series: J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of Heroic Worlds.

If you join us for the Inklings Walking Tour with toasts by Ralph Wood and Richard Rohlin, you'll receive your won for the tastings.

And we'll have them for sale at all the other events over the Inklings... Continue Reading

Inklings Seminars at Oktoberfest: "Not a Bowl but a Book" and "Can the Singer Enter the Tale?"

Feast of St Symeon the New Theologian

WE ARE honored to have Richard Rohlin, a philologist and lover of the Inklings, join us from Texas for the Oktoberfest. He'll be with us on Friday evening (Oct 19) for the Inklings Walking Tour, offering toasts to the Inklings, and then he'll present two seminars on the Inklings on Sunday afternoon (Oct 21). You can read his bio below. And here... Continue Reading

Inaugural Inklings Cartography Contest

Feast of St Symeon the New Theologian

WE ARE pleased to announce the inaugural Inklings Cartography Contest. The field is wide open to create maps from any world within the literature of any of the Inklings. That means your creativity is unlimited, i.e., you need not limit yourself to Narnia or Middle-earth, although those worlds are definitely options.

Maps will be judged in four categories, and each category winner... Continue Reading

4th Annual Inklings Lecture by Ralph Wood: "G. K. Chesterton: Father of the Inklings"

Feast of St Philip the Apostle & One of the Seven Deacons

FOR OUR fourth annual Inklings Oktoberfest, Ralph Wood will be presenting the annual Inklings Lecture on G. K. Chesterton as the Father of the Inklings. The lecture will be at 6:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Journey the Way, a local church just around the corner from Eighth Day Books and our headquarters.

Immediately following the... Continue Reading

Inklings Oktoberfest & Annual Inklings Lecture Announced

Feast of St Theophilus the Confessor

WE'RE THRILLED to announce the fourth annual Inklings Oktoberfest!

Like last year, it will be held in conjunction with the anniversary of Eighth Day Books - the thirtieth! - on Oct 19-21. But unlike any previous year, we're moving the festival to Sunday afternoon and early evening. We hope you will bring your whole family and your friends and/or neighbors. This is a... Continue Reading

A New Reading-&-Writing Group

Feast of St Autonomos the Martyr

THE INAUGURAL meeting of Eighth Day’s (yet to be named) reading-&-writing group began with delicious takeout from College Hill Deli, followed by introductions. So far, three teachers, one doctor, and a few who haven’t yet decided what they want to be when they grow up make up our ranks.

Sadly, most of us had not done our homework, which was to read T. S.... Continue Reading

Dr. Chris Kettler: An Astounding Vita

Feast of the Holy Martyr Agathonicus

WE'RE JUST days away from our second annual St John of Damascus Award. In preparation for the banquet and ceremony, I asked Dr. Kettler to send me his vita. When I read through it, I was astounded by how much he has already accomplished. And I know that he is finishing up another book and has plans for more.

Take... Continue Reading