Tom Belt Visits Fr Eclectic

Had a wonderful visit yesterday and today with long-time reader and contributor Tom Belt. Tom started commenting on Eclectic Orthodoxy back in early 2014, and for a while he was commenting frequently, before he restarted his blog, An Open Orthodoxy. Tom has also contributed a couple of articles to EO. I think my favorite is his “St Maximus the Confessor, Hell, and the Final Consummation.” Tom’s continuing and constructive presence here (despite his zillions of typos) has made this blog so much more intelligent than it would have been otherwise.

We have talked on the phone a few times over the years and exchanged many emails and texts. Hence it was a great joy that we could finally meet in person, sit out on my deck, and think deep thoughts together on theology (well, Tom thought deep thoughts; I just thought thoughts).

Thank you for visiting, Tom. It was a great blessing to Christine and me to meet you in person!

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8 Responses to Tom Belt Visits Fr Eclectic

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Good to see you, both, and both looking well – at which I cut and past something from Wikipedia, and hope for the best: Хрїсто́съ воскре́се! Вои́стинy воскре́се!

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  2. Glad to see you both so dressed up!

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  3. Tom says:

    Great trip. So glad I got to drop in. Thanks again for the welcome Fr Al!

    In just 24 hours we were able to resolve a host of theological problems. We’re calling our gathering the Council lf Roanoke. I was Emperor (because I called the meeting and threatened Fr Al with banishment if it didn’t have me) and Fr Al was Bishop. We intend to publish the results next Spring as: ‘Open Eclecticism Within Orthodoxy: Questions to Answers Nobody’s Asking’ (published by Pandora’s Box – you might not have heard of them yet, an up and coming new publisher).

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  4. Tom says:

    Typos!!! What was I thinking? Council ‘OF’ Roanoke. And if ‘HE’ didn’t have me. Wow. How can we have a Council if we’re not healed of typographical errors?


    • Fr Aidan Kimel says:

      How could any council constituted by you and me NOT be filled with typos, Bishop Thomas? Future historians will look to typos to authenticate our work!

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  5. You are both hilarious!


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