Four weeks from this Sunday is the beginning of Advent, the start of the Christian year, and the beginning of our reading program. We’ve been on hiatus since the summer months, but you can expect to see increased activity on the site in preparation for getting underway.

If you’ll be joining us in reading the fathers, I encourage you to take a look at the “start reading” page, which has helpful suggestions about how to get the books and keep up with the calendar. Let me emphasize just two of those ideas. First, if you’re serious about undertaking this reading program, now is the time to get some discipline in your life. (Isn’t that the key to almost everything?) Second, you’re more likely to continue reading, and likely to learn more, if you have a partner to discuss the readings with regularly. So now is the time to persuade a friend to join you.

Just four weeks till we begin with Clement of Rome.

Clement of Rome

Clement of Rome (fl. 92–99)