Monthly Archives: January 2018

Remembering Fred Norris and Heather Adams (update)

In October 2016 I lamented the passing of two profoundly inspiring friends, colleagues, and amazing human beings. One was patristic scholar, Frederick W. Norris (left), who inspired many of us to creatively¬†“re-read” (or, just plain read) Gregory of Nazianzus. The … Continue reading

Posted in Reflection

Learn Global Health from Ancient Bones

Here’s an advance peek at a new free online teaching tool of 9 mini-cases now “in press”; this 20-page case set, illustrated stories from the past and lessons for global health today, was conceptualized and developed with the support of … Continue reading

Posted in Educational resource, Web resource

“Health” and “Social Care” belong together

This short article by an experienced health care advocate (and food writer) in the UK should remind all of us — no matter what country we live in — how important (and how much our health systems tend to fail … Continue reading

Posted in Op-Ed, Overheard, Web resource

John Chrysostom the Winter Optimist

From his final letter to the deacon Olympia, written from forced exile in the mountains of Armenia, winter 407: “Even with the exceeding severity of the winter, and our stomach’s infirmity, and the raiding of the Isaurians, do not let … Continue reading

Posted in Booknote, Overheard

Sarah Phelps on Hunger and Story

“Are you hungry to tell a story?….You’ve got to love your audience, you’ve got to love your world, you’ve got to love your characters, you’ve got to absolutely live and breathe them. And even at 5 in the morning, where … Continue reading

Posted in Overheard