Pipes & Pints Again, and Again and Again?

Feast of the Holy Prophet Zephaniah

Pipe_Smoking_Square.jpgAFTER ATTENDING the Hall of Men a number of years ago, our friend Brandon Buerge decided to start his own gig in Newton, KS. Like the Hall of Men, men gather over a feast of food and home-brewed/craft beer. But unlike the Hall of Men, which presents a lecture on a hero of the faith, Pipes and Pints – the name Brandon coined for... Continue Reading

Feast of the Nativity and #8thDayGivingWeek

Feast of the Holy Prophet Habakkuk

Nativity_Square_2.jpegYES, WE ARE having our annual Feast of the Nativity according to the Flesh of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for Eighth Day Members! Click here for details.

And no, we didn't forget about #GivingTuesday! We decided to instead create our own #8thDayGivingWeek to launch our end-of-the-year campaign after the chaos of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday finally come to... Continue Reading

Director Doom's Dissertation: A Long Obedience

Feast of Sts. Paramonus, Philumenus, and their 370 Companion Martyrs in Bithynia


The dissertation, which has hung like a lead weight on me, my family, and the Eighth Day community, is finally written.

Title: Neo-Patristic Synthesis for the Life of a Secular Age.

Word count: 104,000 words (too many).

From the preface, which was written in Oklahoma City at St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Church on the Feast... Continue Reading

7th Annual Eighth Day Symposium

Capps15thCEntire.JPGWE ARE THRILLED to announce that plans are coming together for our seventh annual symposium on January 12-14, 2017.

Playing off the title of a recent essay by Alan Jacobs in Harper's Magazine, which will be reprinted in full in Synaxis 4.1 for the symposium, our theme is "Where Are the Watchmen: Theology in the Public Square."

Our keynote speaker is Frederica Mathewes-Green. Bishop James Massa, Allan Carlson, Martin Cothran and others... Continue Reading

Music, Pipes & Feasts

Feast of All Saints

Calendar_Square.jpgMark your calendars now for the following three upcoming events:

The Jack Korbel Confluence (featuring Steve Hatfield on drums; Joshua Pickenpaugh on bass; and Randy Zellers on guitars) will perform at The Ladder (directly west of Eighth Day Books, behind Hannah Banana) in Wichita, KS. Lil' Bit Gourmet Burgers food truck will be on-site. Doors open at 7:00... Continue Reading

Join us for our next Great Conversation on Oct 4: Yes, black lives matter. So, what's to be done?

Feast of the Falling Asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian

civil_rights_congress_Square.jpgGreat Conversationalists,

Greetings in the pursuit of truth through civil discourse!

May I remind you to heartily consider joining the conversation on Tuesday, October 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water, in Wichita.

The evening's topic: "Yes, black lives matter. So, what's to be done?"

May I enthusiastically urge you to be present. The... Continue Reading

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