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Hannah Matis

Dr. Hannah Matis is the associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of church history at the University of the South’s School of Theology.

Imposters

By Hannah Matis Can a murderer be a minister? This is the question which haunts the eloquent, idiosyncratic exploration, The Minister and the Murder, by...

Encanto

By Hannah Matis A year ago — was it only a year ago? — Pixar released Soul, with its gorgeous evocation of an African-American neighborhood in...

Lessons from Our History

By Hannah Matis It is sometimes said of the Episcopal Church that its darkest hour was its first. The eldest province in the Anglican Communion...

Roundtable: Why I Write for Covenant (Hannah Matis)

Periodically, we like to take stock of our work and mission. How can Covenant best serve the Anglican Communion and wider Christian family? And...

Looking East In Winter, via Vesper Flights

By Hannah Matis Rowan Williams’s new book, Looking East in Winter: Contemporary Thought and the Eastern Christian Tradition, is a challenging and crystal-clear exploration of...

Counterfactual History and the Reformation

By Hannah Matis Give anyone a time machine and a soupçon of conscience, and an ethical and moral dilemma will, predictably, present itself in due...

The Twelve Days of Christmas: Gregory Nazianzen and Basil the Great

By Hannah Matis On Christmas Day, Pixar released on Disney+ another of its gorgeous, bittersweet, complicated creations. In the tradition of Inside Out and Coco,...

Psalm 37: “Don’t You Worry”

By Hannah Matis Andrew Bird is not a musician I would expect, in the ordinary way of things, to take up biblical exegesis.  A prodigy...

Preaching amidst Coronavirus

This post continues a series of essays on preaching written by lay people. Other installments may be found here. By Hannah Matis A small lifetime ago —...

The Ordinary Life as Subversive

One of the greatest strengths of Little Women is that it is a story of very different sisters, and thus becomes a kind of fable of the very different paths a woman may choose.