Finding Inspiration in “Where Angels Walk”

Whatever the current state of organized religion, most Americans still believe in angels—a full 72 percent, in fact, according to a 2016 Gallup poll. And it’s no wonder. Numerous are the tales of those who have been miraculously rescued from impossible situations, only to speak of mysterious strangers or indescribable beings afterward. These stories inspire [Read More…]

Jewish-Christian Difference and Modern Jewish Identity

In his new book on Jewish identity, Shalom Goldman shows us that it’s not easy to become Jewish, even harder to try to leave, and, maybe most difficult of all, to remain Jewish in the face of changing beliefs. [Read more…]

Tasting God: A Q&A with Ginny Kubitz Moyer

“Take a moment to run through the five senses: Where did you see God today? What have you heard that reveals God’s goodness? What did you smell that brought you joy? How, today, has touch brought you comfort? What have you tasted that has reminded you of God’s abundance? You can do this anytime and anywhere. Even on [Read More…]

Stripped: A Q&A with Heather King on Cancer and her Catholic Faith

“I didn’t see my cancer a blessing—please!—but I did see it as a mystery. To consent to live in mystery, not to know all the answers, is another kind of poverty. The world sees any kind of poverty as cause for ridicule. Loser! But Christ’s kingdom is not of this world.” — Heather King, author, [Read More…]

At the Intersection of Cancer, Culture and Christ: 15 Years Later

[Editor’s Note: As part of this month’s Book Club on the memoir Stripped: At the Intersection of Cancer, Culture and Christ, author Heather King offers a new reflection, 15 years after her diagnosis.] Fifteen years after the events described in my book Stripped, I’m fifteen years closer—I could be a lot closer than that!—to my own death. And [Read More…]

Curious about Christianity? A Review of ‘Tweeting with God’

by Jane Dudley Father Michel Remery, a Dutch priest, has written Tweeting with God, from Ignatius Press, a book to answer some 200 questions on God, life, the Church, and faith. The book will be good for those curious about Christianity, but also for those who have been Christian for years but perhaps have done [Read More…]

A Fine Book, With One Small Protest: A Review of ‘Tweeting with God’

by Kate Yeago Tweeting with God is an introduction to Catholicism, a sort of “200 questions you had about the Catholic Church but were afraid to ask”. It’s extremely readable and engaging, clearly aimed at a younger audience. The book uses a Twitter-themed format: each question is dealt with in two pages and summed up [Read More…]