Einstein: His Life and Universe

Einstein: His Life and Universe. By Walter Isaacson.   New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007.   Though many have been fascinated by the mention of Albert Einstein and believed his name was synonymous with “genius”, Walter Isaacson’s retelling of his story got rave reviews for his biography of Einstein received when it was published shortly after […]





Faith in the Public Square

Rowan Williams. Faith in the Public Square.  London/New York: Bloomsbury, 2012.   The Archbishop of Canterbury emeritus, Rowan Williams, is a scholar, a man of culture, a masterful teacher, a great thinker, leader and theologian who addresses the question of the role of faith in the marketplace of ideas and its relationship to people and […]




Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer

Rowan Williams. Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer.   Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2014.  96p. (Kindle edition)   In his Introduction, the former Archbishop of Canterbury asks: “What are the essential elements of the Christian life?” He is not asking what makes individual Christians holy, but rather what are the simple recognizable things that make one […]


Ecumenical Blessing and Signing of the Common Declaration by Pope Francis & Patriarch Bartholomew I

  Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Turkey (28-30 November 2014)   Istanbul Sunday, 30 November 2014 [Multimedia]   We, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, express our profound gratitude to God for the gift of this new encounter enabling us, in the presence of the members of the Holy Synod, the clergy […]


Seeking a Unified Moral Witness: ARCUSA

Introduction   Two years ago I began to review the reports of the Anglican, Lutheran and Protestant churches at the international level and their reports, usually on a five year cycle, of these Western Christian Churches with the Roman Catholic Church. I now propose to give an account of the national dialogues in the United […]