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James M. Kushner

James is available to speak on: Conversion, Prayer, Celtic Christianity, and more »


James M. KushnerJames M. Kushiner is the Executive Director of The Fellowship of St. James, which serves to encourage Christian unity and fidelity to the historic doctrines and moral teachings of the Christian faith.

James is the Executive Editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, a bimonthly magazine. He is also the Executive Editor of Salvo a quarterly for young adults seeking intelligent responses to the secular atheism and materialism dominating schools, media, and society.

He is also editor (with William A. Dembski) of Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design (2001, Brazos Press) and Creed & Culture: A Touchstone Reader.

He has spoken at the World Congress of Families in Amsterdam in 2009 on “Prodigal Research: Religious Faith as it Relates to Family Life, Democracy, and Social Development.” “The Prodigal Society: Toward Reclaiming Our Fruitful Inheritance,” was presented at the Moscow Summit on Demography on June 29, 2011, in Russia.

James did undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. James, a native of Detroit, Michigan, married Patricia in 1972 after moving to Chicago, where they have since lived and raised their 6 children. They have 10 grandchildren. They joined the Eastern Orthodox Church in 1993 and now attend All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois.


Writings, talks, topics and areas of interest include:

  • From Evangelicalism to Orthodoxy: A Scriptural Journey
  • The Orthodox Canonical Hours for Ordinary People
  • Finding Orthodoxy on a Scottish Island on 9/11
  • Which Church Saves? Mere Christianity & Orthodox Ecumenism
  • Celtic Christianity
  • Creation, Evolution & Intelligent Design
  • Tradition vs. the Sixties: Where Everyone Went Wrong
  • Cinema: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky; The Tree of Life by Terrence Malick, and Top Religious Films to See

General topics include:

  • the Church calendar
  • Orthodox hymnography
  • prayer
  • saints
  • science and theology
  • culture and worship
  • cinema for faith
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