Essays & Reviews

Image from the Chicago premiere of Amazing Grace, courtesy of Noreen Heron & Associates
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 7:02am
Director Christopher Smith’s 17-year odyssey to set John Newton’s life to music.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 9:14am
Why teenagers might connect with the acclaimed 18th-century man of letters. • By David Hein
Image: A chart shows a schedule for food rationing during World War II. Image from The British People at War (Odhams Press Ltd., published in the 1940s). • Licensed under Creative Commons
Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 4:25am
TLC material from early 1942 describes the effects of wartime rationing on parish life in the Episcopal Church.
Image: “St Joseph with the Infant Jesus” by Guido Reni, via Wikimedia Commons. • http://is.gd/G13aYv
Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 8:49am
Joseph’s fondest memory of the journey was that Mary sang almost all the way home.
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 8:58am
“There are five core abilities that I hope to spot, whether in the rough, or in a more developed form.”
Image of Pelagius (public domain) via Wikimedia Commons • http://is.gd/jIRm56
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 8:18am
Two-thirds of survey participants say we’re reconciled with God by our own initiative.
Image by MaxStraeten, via morgueFile • http://mrg.bz/tzt1Wa
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 5:41pm
Richelle Thompson: “I’m not sure that any [other gifts] are worth the gift I received last night.”
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 9:48am
If you’re stumped for gift ideas, 44 friends of The Living Church are here to help.
Image: Protest at Ferguson Police Department by Jamelle Bouie, via Wikimedia Commons • http://is.gd/u0zLgc
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 5:12am
Can we find in Ferguson’s tragic story a truth that broadens our understanding?
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 5:57am
As the late Beverly Harrison once said: “Justice is the minimal face of love.”