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October 09, 2017
The Bleeding Woman
When two friends told me that not only was the Bleeding Woman their favorite...
March 08, 2017
Blog of the Year
When I told my fellow pilgrims that we'd received an award for faith-based blog of...
January 13, 2017
And The Title For The Sick Pilgrim Book Is….
Jess: What do you think we should name our book? Jonathan: I dunno, what...
November 19, 2016
Fantastic Magic and Where to Find It
(Spoilers ahead, so don't whine.) Full disclosure: I'm a huge fan of the Harry Potter...
October 09, 2016
Five Sacramentally Scary Books You Should Read for Halloween
(Possible Spoilers Ahead) As a supernatural thriller writer, I'm asked all the time about...
August 02, 2016
Being a Dad is Hard….even for Harry Potter (a review)
(Ridiculous Spoilers Ahead) It took until the fourth Harry Potter book released for me to...
June 26, 2016
Destroy the Walls: Modest Proposals for a Renewed Catholic (and Christian) Literary Imagination
A few weeks ago, a friend called me a "blue collar writer" and then...
March 30, 2016
Light One Candle
Every week after Mass I light a candle. I love the smell of hot wax...
March 21, 2016
Entering the Story: The Imaginative Power of Traditional Worship
When my friend Amy converted to Catholicism ten years ago, she wrote me a letter confessing that she...
March 13, 2016
Dear Pope Francis: A Theology Book for Adults
My three hooligans love Pope Francis. They begged me to take them to Philadelphia...
March 10, 2016
Catholic Books Even a Protestant Could Love
I'm not Catholic, but some of my favorite books are. I came of age during...
March 07, 2016
Sick Pilgrim Interview: Dave and llyssa Kyu and their National Park Story Project
(We at Sick Pilgrim love pilgrimages, stories and the National Parks. So, when we...
March 02, 2016
My Top Spiritual Books: Jessica Mesman Griffith
"Total non-retention has kept my education from being a burden to me." --Flannery O'Connor This...
February 25, 2016
Uncle Jonathan’s Top Five Sick Pilgrim Books of All Time
In case you haven't noticed, we like to read around these parts. Sharing...
February 01, 2016
How Writing a Foreword for an Inkling Smashed My Idols
A few years go, I was having dinner with the editor of my first two...
January 27, 2016
For Her: Conspicuous Consumption Catholic-style
Aleteia has launched For Her, a web magazine for women that is "finely focused" through a...
January 21, 2016
Keeping Christianity Weird: Nadia Bolz-Weber and Heather King
The Washington Post described Lutheran Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber as a "superhero from Planet Alternative Christian:"...
January 14, 2016
When a Doubter Writes a Devotional Book
"We have foolishly conceived you to be a tyrant over human life.” –St Augustine I’ve...
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