The Wilderness Road

By John Bauerschmidt Back in the late spring, as the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee prepared to emerge from our suspension of public in-person worship, I began to reflect anew on the next part of our life as... Read More...

The 2020 Toilet Paper Roll Ornament

By Abigail Woolley Cutter When I first saw the toilet paper ornament for sale, I smirked. I immediately thought of the nationwide “toilet paper scare” in March and the scattered shortages in hard-hit areas since then. A nationwide bathroom joke, comic relie... Read More...

Divine Irreplaceability

By Ephraim Radner One of the most difficult things I have done as a pastor is to stand beside people as they face a terrible problem’s irresolvability. I’ve felt guilty, even, in enabling a person’s admissio... Read More...

The Caroline Divines and COVID-19

By Christopher D. Jones COVID-19 poses unique practical and moral challenges, as it affects the respiratory, circulatory, and neurological systems, and causes harm to vulnerable populations and the general p... Read More...

De-Normalizing the New Normal

By Timothy P. O’Malley When the nation “shut down” in March of 2020, the phrase “the new normal” assumed a degree of prominence in public discourse. The new normal meant working from home (at least for those privileged enough to do so), Zoom meetings, digit... Read More...

Sancta Salus

By Michael B. Cover Twenty years from now, scholars of American civil religion — a term which covers everything from the Deism of the founding fathers to the “blood hymns” of the Civil War to the role of pro... Read More...

Drawing Near at a Distance

By Mac Stewart I live as a guest in a Catholic religious community. Every Sunday evening, the community adores Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. At the end of this time of adoration, the community members rece... Read More...