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Already I’m in trouble…

Haven’t been blogging here for 6 hours and alreadyAndy Morriss I have committed a sin of omission.¬†Photo credits for the fine picture of Y’r Humble Serv’t which graces the header of this blog was taken by my good friend Andy Morriss when we were hiking in the Gallatin Canyon, near Big Sky, Montana, in September 2010. (Just like a law professor to point out this sort of thing…)

Howdy.

My first foray into the blogosphere begins here.

I plan to use this site as a place to gather thoughts and discuss subjects that interest me, among which will be

  • theology and the spiritual tradition of the Orthodox Church;
  • questions of human freedom, free-market economics and environmentalism;
  • the works of St Maximus the Confessor and other patristic authors;
  • the transformative power of ritual; and
  • anything else that strikes my fancy.

The title of the blog, Ambiguorum Blogis, is Latin for “Blog of ambiguities,” and is a small word-play on one of the major works of St Maximus the Confessor, his Ambiguorum Liber, a speculative work in which he resolves ambiguous passages from earlier Fathers. Whether or not I resolve anything here remains to be seen.

You are welcome to participate in the discussions if they interest you. Usual rules of civility are the bare minimum. I have neither time nor tolerance for anything other than serious and respectful exchanges.

Since I am new to blogging, it will doubtless take me a while to get up to speed with the technical side of things. Still, I look forward to posting regularly.

May Paradise consume us.

Fr.M.+