Essays & Reviews

Worship Meets Postmodernity

  • Thursday, August 29, 2013

Review by David Heetderks • How can music reflect the narrative and values of the Church’s community?

Citizens of Heaven

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review by Jeremy Bergstrom • St. Augustine wrote City of God to help his readers live on earth without loving this life, and ourselves, too much.

Limited Success

  • Friday, August 23, 2013

By Michael Cover • A careful reading of Deep Engagement, Fresh Discovery reveals that its fruits are mixed.

MRI’s Spiritual Diagnosis

  • Thursday, August 22, 2013

By David Cox • MRI built its precepts on St. Paul’s words: “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”

Returning to the Body

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2013

By Jesse Zink • “Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence in the Body of Christ” offers an unmet vision for authentic global communion.

Icons Reinterpreted

  • Monday, August 19, 2013

By Gayland K. Stone • The textures of artist Ludmilla Pawlowska’s panels and the richness of the surfaces invite us to come closer.

Retrospect at 40, part four

  • Friday, August 16, 2013

By Christopher Wells • One could only participate ironically in the “kill, kill” cheer while standing next to a Mennonite.

With Mary on Ecumenism’s Trail

  • Thursday, August 15, 2013

By Peter Doll • There has been a sea change in the understanding of Mary in the Church in the last generation.

Reza Aslan’s Personal Jesus

  • Thursday, August 15, 2013

Allan Nadler: “While Aslan spills much ink arguing his thesis, nothing he has to say is at all new or original.”

One Book, Two Worlds

  • Friday, August 9, 2013

Review by Michael Cover • Michael Legaspi tells a tale of two Bibles: the Bible of Christian Scripture and the Bible of the secular academy.