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August 21, 2018
Meditations of a Library Assistant in the BS Aisle
As I shuffle through the stacks pushing my cart of books along, awkwardly favoring one...
March 13, 2018
and Trump Country
From Chris Stapleton’s rootsy repurposing of Nashville pop-country to Sturgill Simpson’s “metamodern” new-Outlaw nihilism, the...
September 25, 2017
Questions for the One Who Waits
Psalm 27 is read by Jews from the beginning of the Jewish month of Elul...
September 19, 2017
The Spirit’s Indwelling
Beside me this morning is a child at the breakfast table vigorously chewing a Fuji...
September 14, 2017
Why I’m Writing a Death Penalty Book for Teens
1. I was standing in the kitchen of a rental house in the middle of...
September 13, 2017
There is Only This Present Moment
I’m trying to trust in God. My husband has had chronic fatigue and chest pain...
September 12, 2017
American Fool: The Theology of Denis Johnson
Denis Johnson died this past summer at the age of 67. Many have said that...
September 01, 2017
Poetry Friday: “The Psalm of Your Face”
“Lord, let…”: this is how nearly every sentence of Nicholas Samaras’s “The Psalm of Your...
July 27, 2017
Still Pilgrim. Just the title of Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s new poetry collection makes you pause....
July 20, 2017
The Businessman’s Faith
One year ago, I abandoned the nonprofit and academic world to become a freelance copywriter,...
July 19, 2017
On some summer nights, it seems the world is brighter, more visible in a quiet...
June 26, 2017
Practicing Presence, Part 1
The following two-part post was originally delivered as the 2017 commencement address for Trinity Academy...
June 22, 2017
This month I thought it would be a good idea to take four hours of...
June 13, 2017
Do Atheists Dream of Pearly Gates?
Yes even when I don’t believe there is a place in me inaccessible to unbelief...
June 07, 2017
Cutting Down the Butterfly Garden
When we bought our new house, a jungle of weeds marked the front yard. I...
June 06, 2017
Movements of the Lord
As I was saying my rosary this morning on my walk, it occurred to me...
June 01, 2017
The Beauty Dialogues, Part 6
Today Gregory Wolfe continues his periodic exchanges on the nature of beauty with Image contributor...
May 25, 2017
A Conversation with Van Gessel
By Mary Kenagy Mitchell Van Gessel has been Shusaku Endo’s primary English translator since the...
May 24, 2017
Alleluia for the Easter Season
I used to find Easter a letdown. Lent is so full of the self-improvement activities...
May 23, 2017
Inventing the Kingdom, Part 2
This post, which appears as the Editorial Statement in Image issue 92, is continued from yesterday....
May 22, 2017
Inventing the Kingdom, Part 1
This post appears as the Editorial Statement in Image issue 92. When The Kingdom landed on...
May 03, 2017
Pascha, the Resurrection, and Ricky Gervais
Rays of midmorning sun shone through the window and fell in molten pools across the...
April 27, 2017
Brunelleschi’s Balancing Act
The story goes that one day Filippo Brunelleschi, the goldsmith who would go on to...
April 25, 2017
When Art Disrupts Religion
: An Interview with Philip Salim Francis
Just released by Oxford University Press, When Art Disrupts Religion: Aesthetic Experience and the Evangelical...
April 25, 2017
This Place is an Altar
By Jason Bruner. Pastor David—strong, sincere, and confident in his pressed shirt and polished shoes—greets...
April 12, 2017
God is a Wild Old Dog
God is a wild old dog / Someone left out on the highway —Patty Griffin...
April 06, 2017
By Jen Pollock Michel. It was the summer of Leiby Kletzy, the eight-year-old Hasidic boy...
April 03, 2017
They say God won’t let you go under; but it seems he will let your...
March 28, 2017
Mysteries Sherlock Holmes Can’t Solve
“No, you should definitely major in English,” I told our babysitter, a high-school senior from...
March 21, 2017
Calling the Lapsed
By E.D. The parish party was a bust. As a member of the Parish Council,...
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