Reviews & Culture

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Behind the Scenes of Crown and Mitre

Faithful Witness: The Confidential Diaries of Alan Don, Chaplain to the King, the Archbishop and the Speaker, 1931-1946. Edited by Robert Beaken with a Foreword by Justin Welby. London: SPCK 2020. Pp. xxii +... Read More...

How Reformed Are We?

Anglicanism: A Reformed and Catholic Tradition By Gerald Bray Lexham Press, pp. 128. $23.99 Review by George Sumner To the considerable corpus of works proposing definitions of Anglicanism, Gerald Bray ... Read More...

Myrna Loy and Charity: The Thin Man

This is the fifth post in a series in which I explore what classic film actresses in iconic roles can teach us — and, more particularly, my fast-growing daughter — about the seven classic virtues. These posts f... Read More...

Counterfactual

By John Bauerschmidt Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel, The Man in the High Castle, posits an alternative history, set mostly in a Japanese occupied San Francisco after the Second World War, in which Japan and its... Read More...

Priestly Sacrifice

By Mark Michael You’ve probably seen “your pastor before and after coronavirus” memes on your Facebook feed. Over the course of a year, wrinkles sprout and wild hair proliferates, or cuddly Grogu morphs into... Read More...

I Hate That Hymn

By Steve Schlossberg The only thing complained about in church more often than the lousy sermon is the lousy music. Bad preaching we learn to begrudgingly tolerate because we find ourselves without alternati... Read More...

Re-Evaluating David Brooks

By Matt Boulter It was circa 2002. I was an urban church planter in an evangelical denomination in my early 30s, working in a trendy American city. I was full of enthused, energetic adrenaline for gospel-bas... Read More...

True Religion in a Modern World

The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism: True Religion in a Modern World. By D. Bruce Hindmarsh Oxford University Press. Pp. 376 $38.95 Review by Gareth Atkins Among historians of evangelicalism it has long... Read More...