Mere Christianity in New Mexico
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 12:01 PM

stones cross Mere Christianity in New Mexico

If you are a subscriber, reader, supporter, or friend living near Albuquerque, you are invited to meet the Editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity. James Kushiner, Executive Editor of Touchstone, will be on hand with his wife Patricia, to meet for informal conversation. There will be light refreshments and the opportunity to meet other supporters and readers.

We will be there on Sunday, March 30th at 3 p.m. at

Faith in Christ Lutheran Church
1750 Faith Ct. NE.
Albuquerque, NM 87112
(the intersection of Indian School Rd. NE and Chelwood Blvd. NE)

Park in the church lot.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 21, 2014. RSVP by email: patricia@fsj.org or Jon Dockery by phone: 773-481-1090.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

 



Join Us for the 2014 SpeakOut Illinois Conference
Monday, January 13, 2014, 10:52 AM

If you are near Chicago, please sign up for the 2014 SpeakOut Illinois Conference. It is titled “Empowered for Life: Putting Truth into Action.” This year’s keynote speaker will be Shawn Carney, Campaign Director for 40 Days for Life.

Join pro-life and pro-family speakers, leaders, and supporters on Saturday, February 1, this year at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare Hotel, 5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL. Register here for the SpeakOut Illinois Conference today. There is a discount if you register before January 24th.



Building Strong Marriages
Friday, August 10, 2012, 11:49 AM

While recently attending the Lutherans For Life conference here in a suburb of Illinois, I was introduced to an organization dedicated to supporting marriages.

Pastor Gaylen Burow, a facilitator and trainer with Prepare/Enrich, stopped by the FSJ display table. I was intrigued by what he had to say about Prepare/Enrich, especially about the good success rate for helping couples stay married  in Kansas City, Kansas.

According to the Prepare/Enrich brochure:

“You begin by taking an online assessment to identify your current strengths and growth areas as a couple. You then meet with a trained facilitator who provides feedback to help you understand your results as well as teach you important relationship skills.”

If you are planning to be married or have been married for years and would like more tools for better communication, to understand each other better, and to learn how to resolve conflicts,  or you would like to be a facilitator, please visit this website.

Nearly 3 million couples have already taken Prepare/Enrich and improved their chances for a successful relationship.

 



SpeakOut Illinois Yearly Conference This Month
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 10:13 AM

If you are in the Chicago area, you might want to attend the yearly conference by SpeakOut Illinois, a coalition of  pro-life organizations, on Saturday January 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Oak Brook Hotel in Oak Brook, Illinois. Registration is $60.00 and $35.00 for students or clergy. Abby Johnson, formally of Planned Parenthood will be the keynote speaker and Allan Carlson, Touchstone senior editor, will head a workshop. There is also a Teen Workshop during the conference. For details and to register go here.



Touchstone’s 25th Anniversary Edition
Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 12:43 PM

 Touchstones 25th Anniversary EditionTouchstone's 25th anniversary issue is published and in the mail!

This longer than usual issue is filled with special editorials by senior editors James Hitchcock, Robert George, and Allan Carlson, columns and views by senior editors Russell Moore, S. M. Hutchens, Anthony Esolen and Patrick Henry Reardon,  features that instruct and encourage such as "Table Manners" by Russell Moore, a special section on Touchstone's 25 years of common witness by James Kushiner, and much more, mark this very special year.

Highlights of the magazine include the cover's feature article on his pilgrimage in Spain, "The Way of St. James" by Leon Podles, and two articles that explore the life of Thomas Merton: "A Many-Storied Monastic" that gives firsthand knowledge of Thomas Merton by Patrick Henry Reardon and "A Friendship of Letters" that explores the correspondence between Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton by Jim Forest.

And to especially mark this issue, James Kushiner gives readers, in a special section on ecumenical orthodoxy, a brief history of Touchstone and its hopes for the future.

If you have hesitated about subscribing, now might be a good time in order to receive this very special edition of Touchstone as the first issue of your new subscription. Please subscribe here.

Help us celebrate and give thanks to God for 25 special years of common witness!

 



FSJ Calendar of the Christian Year 2012
Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 3:16 PM
2012CalendarBanner FSJ Calendar of the Christian Year 2012


The Fellowship of St. James 2012 Calendar of the Christian Year
is now available for pre-ordering. The Calendar will go to print in September.

This unique ecumenical calendar is an inspiring expression and daily reminder of the communion of the saints to which we all belong. It includes prophets, apostles, martyrs, missionaries, monks, children, married and unmarried, peasants and kings, preachers, bishops, and pastors, all members of the mystical Body of Christ, that great cloud of witnesses.  In this way we can remember the saints every day and be encouraged by their witness to Christ, the Lord of all.  Celebrate your Christian heritage!

The Calendar is now available for pre-ordering for only $11.95, plus shipping.  And we do have bulk prices so you can order several calendars–one for yourself and for friends, colleagues, and pastors! Please order online by clicking here or by phone at 877-375-7373.

Note: Orders will be shipped late September 2011



Touchstone Mar/Apr Issue Coming Soon
Thursday, February 3, 2011, 2:19 PM

 Touchstone Mar/Apr Issue Coming Soon

The March/April issue of Touchstone will be going to print soon, so please consider subscribing now to get this thoughtful issue.

Read articles that matter, ones that are sober and yet full of hope, food for the soul and conscience.

There is a feature on inescapable death by Randall B. Smith and one on the perils of pleasure by Daniel Propson.

There is a view on pain and gain by Anthony Esolen and one on the final answer to Christian suffering by Daniel Boerman.

Fr. Patrick Reardon writes a wonderful piece on the only two recorded conversations between Jesus and his mother, and what they tell us about our Lord.

And, in this issue, an interview with Hadley Arkes, highlighting his courage and conversion.

So, don't delay! Sign up for a subscription, either print or digital, to Touchstone today!



Don’t Delay! Get Your Subscription Today!
Monday, November 8, 2010, 3:38 PM

 Dont Delay! Get Your Subscription Today!

Narnia Invaded: The Touchstone issue you wouldn’t want to miss. Sign up by this Thursday and this issue will be the first of your new Touchstone subscription.

This Nov/Dec issue includes:

  • Anthony Esolen: Why a state “under God” is NOT a theocracy and why such a state cannot itself be made into an idol.
  • S. M. Hutchens: Why loving our enemies AND our country means paying more careful attention to Muslims.
  • Steven Boyer on Narnia Invaded: How the Narnia Films (Successfully) Subvert Lewis’s Hierarchical World
  • S. M. Hutches reviews A Sword Between the Sexes, the latest (and masterful!) attempt to make C. S. Lewis into a closet egalitarian.
  • Trial by Desert by Patrick Henry Reardon
  • How Near-Death Experiences Challenge My Faith (and don’t) by Marilyn Prever
  • Pagan Despair & Hope in Christ by Anthony Esolen
  • Ken Myers on the Triumph of Casual Speech Over, Like, Formal Address
  • Robert Hart on the the Incarnation & the Sacred Feminine
  • Rebecca Sicree describes “The New Adventures of Baby Jesus”
  • Are you dreading sending out Christmas cards and letters this year? Read two views on e-mails and paper communication.
  • Logan Gage on the strange marriage of Thomism and Darwinism.

Feed your soul. Transform your mind. Stir your heart. Sign up here today for the award-winning Touchstone magazine that is loaded with thoughtful and edifying articles.

Please join us on Facebook and Twitter!



Don’t Miss the Sept/Oct Issue of Touchstone
Friday, September 3, 2010, 11:08 AM

“I am so indebted to Touchstone for helping me grow as a Christian. You folks have opened up a world of thinking and ideas for me, and through me to my family. I am experiencing the solid reality of that “renewing of the mind” that Paul talks about. More and more I understand that it really matters what I believe and why–and your articles have helped inform that thinking and given me a tool to articulate these thoughts and ideas.” –A reader from California

 Dont Miss the Sept/Oct Issue of Touchstone

Join those who have been encouraged and informed by Touchstone. If you subscribe by next Thursday, September 10, you won’t miss the current Sept/Oct issue.

The issue opens with the editorial “Modest and Bold,” on the Gospel and political upheavals, by Patrick Henry Reardon, followed by views, for example, by Robert Hart on John Lennon and the popularity of Jesus, and by Randall B. Smith on what there is to talk about in heaven.

The features include a piece by Eleanor Bourg Donlon on the loss of a Christian understanding of virginity, and ten arguments in defense of marriage (part 2) by Anthony Esolen.

Don’t miss the hard-hitting “Two Murdered in Pakistan” by Peter Riddell and the fascinating “Rock Formation” by Christopher Jackson.

And, as always, there are informative pieces in Quodlibet, inspiring and controversial letters, and book reviews.

So, renew your mind! Subscribe today and receive the first issue of your subscription this fall!



Order the FSJ 2011 Calendar Today!
Friday, July 30, 2010, 2:40 PM

The Fellowship of St. James 2011 Calendar of the

Christian Year is now available for pre-ordering. The Calendar will go to print

in September.

This unique ecumenical calendar is an inspiring expression and daily reminder

of the communion of the saints to which we all belong. It includes prophets,

apostles, martyrs, missionaries, monks, children, married and unmarried,

peasants and kings, preachers, bishops, and pastors, all members of the

mystical Body of Christ, that great cloud of witnesses.  In this way we

can remember the saints every day and be encouraged by their witness to Christ,

the Lord of all.  Celebrate your Christian heritage!

The Calendar is now available for pre-ordering for only $11.95, plus shipping.  And we

do have bulk prices so you can order

several calendars–one for yourself and for friends. colleagues, and pastors!

Please order online by clicking here or by phone at 877-375-7373.

Note: Orders will be shipped late

September 2010.


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