Psalm 88: At God’s Mercy

By Justin S. Holcomb Psalm 88 is an individual psalm of lament by someone so overwhelmed with troubles (v. 3) that he is abandoned by his friends and feels abandoned by God. This psalm is a song of distress ... Read More...

For Armistice Day: A Memorial Reflection

By Bruce Robison Across the top of her bedroom bureau my grandmother had something of a prayer shrine: rows of carefully arranged photographs, the family across generations. My sister and I loved that our ba... Read More...

Pascal, Prayer, and Diversion

 By Dane Neufeld Few writers have managed to say so much with so little as Blaise Pascal in his Pensées. His thoughts on diversion and prayer seem especially apt in our present circumstance. Pascal famously ... Read More...

Daily Mass

By Sam Keyes It took me some time to understand the idea of daily Mass. I knew, back in my time as a Catholic-minded Anglican, that the idea was to have daily Mass. But I also wondered if it might actually b... Read More...

Why Have Children?

By Victor Lee Austin The point of having children is to increase the number of the saints. In the 1979 prayer book — which in this regard sets forth a more traditional exposition than its U.S. predecessors —... Read More...

Karl Barth and Modern Crisis

By Samuel Cripps I left the Episcopal Church once. I left because I was still a teenager, and like many young people, I was unstable in my faith, but also, and not insignificantly, because I couldn’t recogni... Read More...

Will Liturgy be Enough?

By David Barr When I meet with newcomers to my parish, I get asked a basic question again and again: “How do I get engaged?” The question can mean different things — it can be about teaching, or volunteering... Read More...