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The Necessity of Purity for Reading Holy Scripture

I am on research leave this semester. The best thing about research leave is time to read. Recently I reread Augustine’s On Christian Doctrine. I...

Holy Desire and Good Counsel

By John Bauerschmidt Cranmer’s 1549 prayer book, and subsequent editions, continued the use of a collect first found in the eighth-century Gelasian sacramentary, one identified...

On Loving God

By Kate Marsh Before we got married, I remember asking Graham what he meant when he said that he loved me. Of course, I was...

To Touch the Face of God

By Daniel Martins My parents were not particularly musical. Neither played an instrument, and the only organized singing they ever did was when my mother...

Signs of Sanity in the Culture: Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

By Leander Harding There are signs of hope in the culture and one of the them is the courageous cultural critique that is carried by...

War

By John Bauerschmidt Russia’s attack on Ukraine has already borne out the insight that the course of history is marked by surprising events. Surprising, of...

Knowledge and Love

By John Bauerschmidt Our prayer book liturgies often contain theological and devotional treasures, overlooked even though lying in plain sight. It is the nature of...

Drawn into Beauty (with Peterson, Barron, and Augustine)

In a Covenant piece I wrote in 2018, I claimed that readers of this website should pay attention to Jordan Peterson because, among other...

Christian Memory and Confederate Statues: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet

Discussing Christopher Nolan’s 2020 Tenet is a lot like discussing the book of Revelation: the “text” is so complicated and apparently convoluted that you...

“Oh Book!” Part One: Scripture as Beloved

By Nathan Wall Christians use all kinds of words to describe the Bible. Catholics call it Sacred Scripture. Protestants of various stripes call it inerrant,...

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