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!