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Salvo Event in Chicago on August 17th
Friday, July 30, 2010, 10:26 AM

The Board and Staff of Salvo Magazine will be hosting a luncheon with special guest speaker Casey Luskin, Program Officer in Public Policy & Legal Affairs for the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute, Seattle, Washington, and a Senior Editor and columnist for Salvo Magazine, published by the Fellowship of St. James.  The topic will be "Intelligent Design: Dead Science or the Future of Biology?"  There will be an opportunity following his talk for questions and answers.

The luncheon will be held on August 17, 2010, at the University Club, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603, at 11:45 a.m. and costs $30.  There is valet parking available and nearby parking at the Grant Park North/Millennium Parking Garage.  The Club is also within walking distance of various public transportation stops.

If you would like to attend please RSVP by August 13. You can RSVP and pay online at www.fsj.org/events, by email at driver@fsj.org, or by phone at 773-481-1090. Ask for Michele Driver.

Required dress for the Club is business casual.

This is a great opportunity for supporters and friends of the Fellowship of St. James to get together for lunch and enjoy a very special talk. The staff and editors of both Salvo and Touchstone look forward to seeing you!

Come See Us at the CBHD Conference
Monday, July 5, 2010, 11:14 AM

The Fellowship of St. James will have a display table at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity's annual conference Beyond Therapy: Exploring Enhancement and Human Futures from Thursday, July 15 to Saturday, July 17, at Trinity International University, 2065 Half Day Rd, Deerfield, Ilinois 60015.

The CBHD brochure describes the Center and this year's conference:

"The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity is and an international center of Trinity International University whose purpose is to bring Christian perspectives to bear on contemporary bioethical challenges facing individuals, families, communities, and society by exploring the nexus of biomedicine, biotechnology, and our common humanity."

"A decade into the biotech century, scientific discoveries and technological innovations are transforming the nature of biomedicine and revolutionizing the expectations for biotechnology. A new medicine that moves beyond therapy to enhancement presents both opportunites and perils. Beyond Therapy: Exploring Enhancement and Human Futures probes these possiblities. What do these imply for the future of our individual and common humanity?" A diverse schedule of speakers will address this question.

If you are attending the conference, please stop by the FSJ table. We always enjoy meeting our supporters and friends. This is also a great opportunity to learn more about the ministry of the Fellowship of St. James, subscribe to or renew subscriptions to Touchstone and Salvo magazines, and to tell how we are doing.

See you at the conference!

Birmingham Treaders To Host Albanian Missionary
Friday, July 2, 2010, 1:57 PM

Birmingham Treaders (Treaders are Touchstone readers) is pleased to host Orthodox missionary to Albania, Nathan Hoppe (of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center), to speak on his experiences and thoughts regarding the relationship of Christians and Muslims at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3251 Greendale Rd, Birminghham, AL 35243, on Thursday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m.

It is the hope of the Birmingham Treaders that it will be a local fellowship of Christians from a variety of denominations, communions, and traditions who come to have the same sense of kinship as the Fellowship of St. James, whose executive editor, Jim Kushiner, describes as "no mere ecumenical 'think-tank' but a growing fellowship of Christians from many different churches who earnestly desire to be faithful in word and deed to Christ, and who sense a kinship with one another in their reliance upon the Word, despite their differences."

Don’t Miss the Current Issue of Touchstone
Thursday, July 1, 2010, 2:20 PM

 Dont Miss the Current Issue of Touchstone

The July/August issue of Touchstone is still available as your first issue if you subscribe by July 8th. The issue contains a feature on the meaning of home, an editorial on reforms that require the ultimate sacrifice, and much more. Just follow the links below to sample the latest articles:


Christ & Katrina

Five Years Ago My Hometown Suffered an Apocalypse

by Russell Moore


Winds Thy Messengers

Barton Swaim on Natural Disasters as Ministers of God

Also in this issue. . .

More Views:

Commencement Day

by Anthony Esolen

Sacred Grammar

by Patrick Henry Reardon

Other Departments:

The Leading Edge

A Circle of Love

by Phillip E. Johnson


My Friend in Exile

by Richard John Neuhaus

A review by William L. Saunders, Jr.

If you have been waiting to subscribe, now’s the time! Click here to sign up–and if you’re a first-time subscriber just add FSJ into the special offer code box and you get a discount off our regular price and a free copy of Creed and Culture, a collection of essays from the first ten years of Touchstone.

Please sign up today!

Touchstone July/August 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 10:25 AM

This publication is inspiring and yet rational.  It is one of the greatest purchases I have ever made.  It addresses different issues, both complex and simple, with an air of humility, while marinating a marvelously high level of academic prowess.

This magazine, to which I have been a subscriber for only a year, has been one of the most influential factors to my understanding and

appreciating Christ’s Universal Church.

–From a reviewer on Amazon.com

 Touchstone July/August 2010

The July/August issue of Touchstone is due out next week, so please, if you haven’t subscribed yet, join the many that

have been encouraged and informed by Touchstone.

The new issue has a stimulating line-up of articles. The lead editorial by Leon J. Podles addresses the ultimate sacrifice that some reforms require, followed by columns and views by Phillip Johnson, Ken Myers, Patrick Henry Reardon, and others.

Features include a piece on the destruction of home by Russell D. Moore, arguments in defense of marriage by Anthony Esolen, the sign of Constantine by Peter J. Leithart, and the wisdom of Don Quijote’s Sancho by Bernardo Aparicio Garcia.

And, as always, there is the informative Quodlibet, inspiring and controversial letters, and hard-hitting communiques.

And don’t miss the book reviews! Summer can be the best time for reading.

So, sign up today to receive your first copy of Touchstone soon!

GoodSearch for Supporting FSJ
Monday, May 17, 2010, 2:58 PM

It is fund-raising time again, especially for the end of our

fiscal year on June 30th. 

Many of you have been very generous this past year and we are very


We have another way that you can help contribute to the

Fellowship of St. James, as many other non-profits have done, merely by using

the GoodSearch company.

GoodSearch.com is an Internet search engine that donates a

portion of its advertising revenue to charities such as the Fellowship of St.

James. The average donation is around a penny a qualified search. And those pennies can really add up! (You can

go to GoodSearch.com to see how it works, and what searches qualify.)

GoodShop.com. uses affiliate marketing to direct percentages

of online sales through its online shopping mall to charities. I bought a book

at Amazon.com through GoodShop and a portion of the sale went to FSJ!

To make it easy, if you like, just download the GoodSearch toolbar

and make sure that the Fellowship of St. James is your designated charity.

Thank you for considering this easy way to continue to

contribute to the work of the Fellowship of St. James, the publisher of Touchstone and Salvo magazines. We’ll keep you posted to see how much has been



Good Time to Subscribe!
Thursday, May 6, 2010, 11:32 AM

Time is running out in order for you to receive Touchstone’s May/June issue as your

first copy with a new subscription.

Don’t miss Anthony Esolen’s brilliant feature essay “Comedy

Trumps Tragedy,” Donald T. Williams’s thought-provoking piece on C. S. Lewis, or

Francis J. Beckwith’s pointed “Justice for Some.”

If you want to know more about Christians and tattoos,

preaching like the Devil, manna and mammon, and the “gift”of atheism, then

this is the issue for you!

So, sign up soon! Thursday, May 13 is your last day

to subscribe to receive the May/June issue as the first issue of your new Touchstone


May/June Issue Going to Print Soon!
Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10:57 AM

 May/June Issue Going to Print Soon!

The May/June issue of Touchstone will be going to print next week! You won’t want to miss

the line-up of articles coming soon.

The issue starts off with an editorial on the

Christian and the tattoo, followed by columns and views on preaching like the

devil by Russell Moore, tithing by Daniel Propson, the gift of atheism by

Christopher Killheffer and much more.

Features include a piece on humor by Anthony Esolen,

C. S. Lewis’s Trilemma by Donald T. Williams, and the President’s honorary

doctorate by Francis Beckwith.

And the departments and reviews are full of

information and recommendations.

As one reader said in part:

Touchstone is one of the better journals to discuss and debate the meaning of

the mind and heart in the contemporary world by standing on the shoulders of

those who have struggled with this perennial question in the past. The editors are Orthodox, Roman, and Protestant Christians who take

seriously the creeds and scriptures of the Church. In other words, they realize

that Tradition is the glue that holds the Church together, and by extension, sanitizes

and sanctifies culture.

Please sign up today and don’t miss the new issue!

Sign Up Today and Don’t Miss the Current Issue of Touchstone!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 3:12 PM

 Sign Up Today and Dont Miss the Current Issue of Touchstone!

The March/April issue of Touchstone is still available as your first issue if you subscribe by March 11th. The issue contains a feature article on the origins of Easter, an editorial on the Manhattan Declaration, and much more. Just follow the links below to sample the latest articles:


But Are We Christians?
by S. M. Hutchens


Passover to Easter
On the Origins of the Primary Feast of the Christian Church
by William J. Tighe

Aso in this issue. . .

An Interview:

Bioethics & Dignity
A Q&A with Gilbert Meilaender

Other Departments:

The Leading Edge
Atheist Crusaders
by Phillip E. Johnson

As It Is Written…
Framers of the Gospel
by Patrick Henry Reardon

If you have been waiting to subscribe, now's the time! Click here to sign up–and if you are a first-time subscriber, just add FSJ into the special offer code box and you get a discount off our regular subscription price and a FREE BOOK, Creed and Culture–a compilation of the best articles from the first ten years of Touchstone.

Please subscribe today!


Samples of Touchstone Still Available
Monday, February 15, 2010, 9:35 AM

Thank you to the many readers who have passed out samples of Touchstone this past year! Please help us to continue with this wonderful “grassroots marketing.”  We still have back issues available for the asking. Just contact me at patricia@fsj.org and I will try to send you the number of issues you request, each with a special order form that offers a discount.

And don’t forget that we've made it even easier for readers, friends, and supporters to spread the word about the publications and work of the Fellowship of St. James. Right here on our website you can download PDFs (by clicking "Promote FSJ" at the top of the page) that you can print and use as flyers, bulletin inserts, and "coupons" to give to friends. They'll thank you for giving them, for example, a special offer for Touchstone that has a FREE BOOK to go with it (Creed and Culture).

Please think about how you might be able to use these PDF fliers to spread a bit of right thinking and small "o" orthodoxy in your local community! Most people appreciate word-of-mouth recommendations, especially when they come with a freebie as good as Creed & Culture.

Thanks again!

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