Essays & Reviews


  • Friday, March 7, 2014

Christopher Wells: “I stop what I am doing, stand, and pray for the grace to be made worthy of the promises of Christ.”

Remember the Dead of 9/22/13

  • Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bishop Munawar Rumalshah: “The Western Christians must recognize the vulnerability of the minority Christian presence in the majority Islamic lands.”

Eternal Return in Cambodia

  • Tuesday, March 4, 2014

By Steven Ford • Historian Mircea Eliade has observed that religious people conceive of sacred time less as a linear reality than as a circle.

Humility, Piety, Pride

  • Friday, February 28, 2014

Review by Grace Sears • Do women in general — or Christian women in particular — hide their light under a basket they mistake for modesty or good manners?

Growth in the First Person

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Review by Amy Lepine Peterson • For Christians the memoir’s tendency to find the arc of redemption in a single life is nothing new.

Charles Grafton’s Counterpart

  • Friday, February 14, 2014

The name of Oliver Sherman Prescott has long been familiar to students of the Ritualist Movement in 19th-century American Anglo-Catholicism.

Monasticism’s Future

  • Thursday, February 13, 2014

Review by Mother Miriam • Sister Amy Hereford is well qualified to evaluate life since Vatican II.

Survival Skills

  • Friday, February 7, 2014

Review by Leonard Freeman • The main characters in American Hustle are not saints, but they could be first cousins of Abraham and Sarah, or Rahab.

Hero of British Architecture

  • Thursday, February 6, 2014

Review by Joseph Goldkamp • Stephen Dykes Bower worked in the Gothic Revival vernacular favored at the end of the 19th century in Britain.

The Awakening of Aquinas

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

By Federico Serra-Lima • On December 6, 1273, St. Thomas Aquinas put down his pen, never to pick it up again.