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Neil Dhingra

Neil Dhingra, a Roman Catholic, is a doctoral student in education at the University of Maryland.

Against Pride of Possession

The New Testament exists because people in overcrowded hot rooms in Mediterranean towns were screaming at one another over the remains of a meal....

Love Amid War: St. John’s Day

In his Christmas message from 1942, the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Temple, contrasts Augustus’ empire — “it had been won by force and rested...

Dead Piepers Society

This article contains spoilers if you haven’t seen Dead Poets Society. In a distinctly sad moment in Dead Poets Society (1989), Peter Weir’s film about...

Receptive Ecumenism as Kenosis?

By Neil Dhingra If Christians are called to unity (John 17:21), presumably churches should be able to learn from one another. Can churches learn from...

Love and Fear: For Good Friday

By Neil Dhingra Now imagine a film projected not on a screen but on a rubbish dump. The story of Jesus — which in its...

Friendship and the Threshing Floor

Ruth 3:1–4:18 By Neil Dhingra Ruth, the Moabite, widowed, bereaved, loyal and faithful to mother-in-law from Israel. — Graham Kings, “Ruth” In a recent lecture on friendship, Alasdair MacIntyre says it...

He Leadeth Me: On Frances Joseph-Gaudet

By Neil Dhingra Frances Joseph-Gaudet’s 1913 memoir, He Leadeth Me, begins by telling the reader that the future missionary, prison reformer, school founder, and Episcopal...

What Does Prayer Do?

What is it, exactly, that prayer is meant to do? We can begin with the theologian Oliver Crisp, who writes that prayer is often considered...

What Is a Child?

By Neil Dhingra What is a child? For Karl Rahner, a child is already a Mensch. If children have to grow, strengthen, learn, and mature,...

In the Shadow of the Cross

By Neil Dhingra Imagine two friends, one Protestant and the other Catholic. Perhaps they first met in a university History of the Reformation course, much...