This is What a Catholic Theologian Looks Like

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Jennifer Martin

This is what a Roman Catholic theologian looks like. My dear friend, Jenny Martin, professor of theology at Notre Dame, and mother of three, has a new book out: Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought. Learn more about Hans Urs Von Balthasar, the famous Swiss, 20th century theologian after the jump. For a popular take on Russian cultural and religious thought read David Brooks in The New York TimesThe Russia I Miss

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TCC Video: Orthodox Monk & Artist Luke Sheffer On Punks and Monks

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Orthodox monk on Mt. Athos

We’re fans of the Colorado Springs based artist and Orthodox monk Luke Sheffer. Fr. Sheffer used to be a monk on Mount Athos in Greece. He now teaches and makes art in his hometown. Fr. Luke speaks about his series of paintings on the The Big Something. Listen and more after the jump:

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Holy Saturday & The Harrowing of Hell

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Spring Christians do not believe Christ pretended to suffer or pretended to die. We believe that Christ suffered, died and was buried. That is, he went among the dead. Today is Holy Saturday. Read more from our own Melissa Musick after the jump:

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Jaromir Jagir gives up coffee for Lent, production on the rise

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Jaromir Jagr

Jaromir Jagr, one of the greatest hockey players of all time, is 44 years old and having a great season, in part, because he gave up his 10 cups of coffee a day habit for Lent. He’s a devout Eastern Orthodox Christian. Read the whole story here from CBS Sports and Deadpsin.

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