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The Chrysostom Society: A Short History
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By Jeffrey Overstreet In the early days, they plotted how to kill each other. That may sound like unseemly behavior for a group of celebrated Christian writers. But you can read all about the murderous conspiracies of the Chrysostom Society in their first collaborative literary effort: Carnage at Christhaven. It’s a serial murder mystery—satirical, smart, and subversive—each grisly chapter contributed by a different society member. None of them, not even the writers themselves, were safe within those pages. (Even inspirational [...]

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What's in a Name?
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The Chrysostom Society takes its name from a man who was generally considered the greatest of the Greek Fathers of the Church—a preacher and public speaker of such eloquence that he was given the nickname Chrysostomos, or “Golden-Tongued.” In A.D. 349 or thereabouts John was born in Antioch, second city in the eastern part of the Roman Empire. His father was in the Syrian army, a vigorous commander who met an early death. His wife Anthusa was twenty years old [...]

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