Spirituality

Gay and Catholic

Tushnet's memoir illuminates a theology of friendship, the outward-looking call to love and serve, devotions to troubled saints, and a healthy anti-clericalism.

Born from the Gaze of God

Written before he and seven fellow monks were kidnapped and beheaded in 1996, this personal journal reflects story of Algeria in crisis and courageous spirituality.

Remembering We're Not in Charge

When we try to be in charge of anything, including our spiritual life, we can narrow ourselves and limit what we might be given. We are part of something larger.

Last Word: Brimstone on the E Train

On boarding I realized we’d committed to the wrong car: A subway preacher was in full roar. For a Catholic schoolgirl from Milwaukee, this was quite dramatic.

Last Word: The Last Leap

In the end, after all, the experience of a Christian death amounts to an act of trust, which is just another name for faith.

'I Want to Be a Sister'

Where do the desires that direct your life find their source? And how and when do they assert themselves through all unlikelihood and doubt?

Blessings in Disguise

To her fans—and there are many, from critic James Wood to Barack Obama—Robinson shows that old-fashioned virtues like seriousness and simplicity are still virtues.

Last Word: The Divine Spark

Seeing Catholicism through Muriel Spark's conversion; understanding the creed through her narrators.

'A True Story?'

I sensed my children's souls but couldn’t offer them certainty about the divine. What I could offer was my willingness to say “I don’t know."

Jesus the Forgiving Victim

Alison is trying to administer a radical corrective to how the faith is often presented, and he backs it up with a sophistication that usually justify his excesses.

Living with a Wild God

A dedicated religious nonbeliever tries to make sense of recurring, “strange” episodes of altered consciousness in her life, episodes similar to those of believers.

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.
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Book Reviews

No Turning Back

March 26, 2015 | 0 comments

Distant Neighbors

March 5, 2015 | 2 comments

Latino Pentecostals in America

February 5, 2015 | 1 comment

Gay and Catholic

January 22, 2015 | 6 comments

Born from the Gaze of God

January 12, 2015 | 0 comments

Jesus the Forgiving Victim

September 29, 2014 | 2 comments

Living with a Wild God

September 29, 2014 | 1 comment