A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali, America’s Wildest Peak By Patrick Dean Pegasus Books, pp. 336, $27.95 Review by Rob Price From the hills of the Lake District in his native England, to the post-Civil War cattle ranches of West Texas, to the Gold Rush settlements along the Yukon River, and finally to the peak of Denali, Hudson Stuck was an … [Read more...] about An Adventurous Archdeacon
Archives for April 29, 2022
A Time to Keep Silence or a Time to Speak?
The Binding of Isaac, the Suffering of Job, and How to Talk Back to God By J. Richard Middleton Baker Academic, pp. 272, $26.99 Review by Travis J. Bott In Genesis 22, God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son, and the patriarch obeys in silence. But God stays Abraham’s hand at the last moment, sparing the life of Isaac. The Akedah, or Binding of Isaac, is a … [Read more...] about A Time to Keep Silence or a Time to Speak?
The Holy Land’s Last Christians?
The Vanishing Faith, Loss, and the Twilight of Christianity in the Land of the Prophets By Janine di Giovanni PublicAffairs, pp. 272, $30 Review by Paul Feheley Books written about the Middle East are often either political explorations of various regimes and factions, or stories of faith. The award-winning author Janine de Giovanni has managed to combine both, and … [Read more...] about The Holy Land’s Last Christians?
Passing On the Story
The Bible in the Early Church By Justo L. González Eerdmans, pp. 204, $19.99 Review by Frank Logue The woman sitting two seats over on the subway sits transfixed, clearly intent on whatever she is listening to with her earbuds. Author Justo Gonazález observes that she may be “listening to the prophet Isaiah — the same prophet whom the Ethiopian traveler was reading” … [Read more...] about Passing On the Story
Abundance and Hope in della Robbia’s Resurrection
. The Resurrection of Christ The Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York Long-term installation Review by Pamela A. Lewis Composed of 46 glazed terra cotta pieces, The Resurrection of Christ by Renaissance artist Giovanni della Robbia (1469-1529/30), is a mighty and gorgeous relief sculpture depicting Christ’s triumphant rising from the dead. A … [Read more...] about Abundance and Hope in della Robbia’s Resurrection
Rest in Peace, Rise in Glory: April 29, 2022
The Rev. Ronald A. Glaude, a Korean War veteran who served as rector of his home parish in rural Connecticut for 28 years, died peacefully on March 22 at 85. He was born in Putnam, Connecticut, and served on the USS Midway in the Pacific during the Korean War, and afterward, in the Caribbean and Mediterranean on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. He graduated from the … [Read more...] about Rest in Peace, Rise in Glory: April 29, 2022
Good to Go Away
By Kristen Gunn A Reading from the Gospel of John 16:1-15 1 “I have said these things to you to keep you from stumbling. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship to God. 3 And they will do this because they have not known the Father or me. 4 But I have said these … [Read more...] about Good to Go Away