Books: Forgotten Friends

By Ephraim Radner When I worked in Burundi in the early 1980s, my house stood across the road from the local school. One day, a young man came by and introduced himself. He was a teacher at the school, a Rwandan refugee living under UN papers. He had gone t... Read More...

The Priest as Generalist

By Cole Hartin One of my fears as a pastor is to have my preaching considered “too academic.” I know there is a place for eloquent, learned preaching, but it’s not in most of our cities or towns. On the univ... Read More...

William Bartram’s Travels

By John Bauerschmidt I first came to know of William Bartram in fictional form, as a minor character who appears at the beginning of Kenneth Robert’s novel Lydia Bailey. Bartram has what amounts to a cameo r... Read More...

The Dangerous Pleasures of an Intellectual Life

By Neil Dhingra In her Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life, the St. John’s College tutor Zena Hitz presents an engagingly diverse (and often imprisoned) set of thinkers: Dorothy Day, Einstein, Gramsci, Malcolm X, and herself. Hitz’... Read More...

A Modern-Day Pastoral Rule

These will be useful volumes to own — a kind of encyclopedia of pastoral wisdom to dip in and out of and a useful corrective to models of mission and ministry that over-emphasize advocacy or achievement at the expense of personal relationships.

The Ordinal According to Jane Austen

By David Goodhew Introduction Jane Austen wrote romantic comedy, but she also wrote theology. And it has much to say to us in these dark, often hysterical, days of COVID-19. It remains a truth almost u... Read More...