Inside the Cloister

Casey N. Cep recently wrote about Abbie Reese’s new book Dedicated to God: An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns at the New Yorker. The book contains essays and photographs about an order of nuns in the Corpus Christi Monastery of the Poor Clare Colettine in Rockford, Illinois: In a time when abstaining from social media for a [Read More...]

What Will You Remember About This Chapter?

What will you remember of this chapter of your life? Over at Q Ideas, Micheal Hickerson recently asked that question after reading Ulysses S. Grant’s memoirs: What if someone had asked Grant to write his memoirs in 1859? What would he have said about himself? A professional soldier with an undistinguished career, retired at 32, now [Read More...]

An Interview with Keith Getty

Do you know the modern hymn In Christ Alone? There’s an interview in The Curator with Keith Getty, one-half of the songwriting duo who wrote the song: NZ: Would it be fair to say that there’s a tension you’ve experienced between writing music as an art form—as a liturgical art form—and creating it as a commodity for the marketplace? KG: There’s [Read More...]

Maintaining Your Faith While Playing ‘Words With Friends’

There’s a fun (and sort of tongue-in-cheek) post at The High Calling about “maintaining your faith” while playing Words With Friends, the popular Scrabble-style iPhone game: 1. Thou shalt not covet your neighbor’s words. Just like in Scrabble, each time you play a turn, you get a collection of letters you can use to spell [Read More...]


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