Saturday Song: “Down to the River to Pray”

One of the most flawless musical instruments on Planet Earth: the voice of Alison Krauss. The song itself is, far as I can tell, a bit of a mystery. It’s traditional, 19th century, and may well have been a slave song. [Read more...]

“Lord, what about this man?”

The Brick Testament, John 21:22, c. Brendan Powell Smith

Raphael, Christ’s Charge to Peter During class Sunday night, I went through the resurrection accounts with my students, and spent some time on the three appearances of Christ to the apostles in John. These are enigmatic passages which some consider late additions, and one of the most unusual is this exchange between St. Peter and the risen [Read More...]


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