Spirituality

Something Is Wrong

To know you need help that you cannot somehow conjure up through your own power frees you. You have to turn from yourself to something outside yourself.

Mark of Belonging

A decade ago, who would have guessed that controversies about male circumcision would roil European countries and achieve resonance in the United States?

Poetry and the Contemplative Life

The term “contemplative life" is one that is much mistreated. It is more often used than defined, and that is why arguments about the respective merits...

Being Prepared for Joy

The poet discusses "accidental theologies," Gerard Manley Hopkins, faith in literature, and what it's like no longer being the editor of Poetry magazine.

Radical Amazement

The most profound experience of art, or of worship, or of serious desire, involves us in something that is not limited by our own perception.

An Unbelieving Age

That the death of God involves the death of Man is Christian doctrine, a fact of which Nietzsche seems not to have been aware.

Near Occasion

Many artists and writers, not necessarily religious, speak of the influence of religious language on their work.

Darwin’s Tree of Life

An exclusive excerpt from Elizabeth A. Johnson's forthcoming book, 'Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love.'

Seeing as God Sees

Karen Kilby, Luke Timothy Johnson, and Bernard G. Prusak reassess Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life.'

Sending the Wrong Signal

Many of us have adapted to our consumer culture—a culture in which affluence is morally innocent or even commendable. “More” is taken to be a universal aspiration.

‘I Do’ Undone

One always has to consider the cultural background of a vow. A vow made in our culture today means something different from one made in our culture fifty years ago.

'A Dire Part of My Life, My Faith'

Images, names, and circumstances make it clear that sacrament and mystery are vital to writer David Schickler's worldview.
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Book Reviews

Unruly Passions

December 6, 2013 | 0 comments

A Mossy Graveyard

November 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Goaded by Doubt

September 2, 2013 | 1 comment

‘Grave Ambiguities’

May 23, 2013 | 0 comments

When in Rome...

March 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Our Father

February 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Getting Along

October 18, 2010 | 0 comments