Essays & Reviews

Undeniable Death

  • Friday, July 12, 2013

Review by Philip Turner • Three recent books do not attribute the denial of death to more or less universal psychological mechanisms.

Retrospect at 40, part two

  • Friday, July 5, 2013

By Christopher Wells • Northfield, Minnesota, and its colleges cut an idealized figure of the handsome small town, perfect for peaceful and sustained inquiry.

A Provisional Solution

  • Tuesday, July 2, 2013

By Mark McCall
South Carolina does not understand itself to be an alternative jurisdiction but only to remain the diocese it has always been.

Retrospect at 40, part one

  • Thursday, June 27, 2013

By Christopher Wells
The Fountainhead briefly made sense but, thank God, something more like Born to Run won out.

Keeping it Real

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013

By John Kenneth Gibson
Any worship experience today, virtually or in person, contends with the digiverse.

Living with Difference

  • Monday, June 24, 2013

By Colin Podmore
I fight to keep the church broad and tolerant, to enable traditional Christians not just to remain but to flourish.

The Ethics of Mr. Spock

  • Friday, June 21, 2013

Review by Leonard Freeman
We think we’re God, and we get into trouble because we resist wise instruction, even from robots.

Walter Kasper’s Theology

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013

By Michael Cover
For Cardinal Kasper, Vatican II is very much still in its initial stages of reception.

Gunning for Complementarity

  • Friday, June 7, 2013

Review by Wesley Hill • James V. Brownson argues that gender complementarity is nowhere “explicitly portrayed or discussed” in Scripture.

A Son’s Defense

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Review by Gary G. Yerkey • This is an important book written not by some “dispassionate third person,” as the author puts it, but by a loving son.

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