Bible

A Christmas Paradox

By Molly Jane Layton When St. John the Evangelist wrote the Christmas story, he left out all of the Christmas. There are no angels, no shepherds, no wise men. No Mary, no Joseph, no manger. No birth announce... Read More...

Ripeness

By Joseph Mangina I suspect that among the reasons Advent is so beloved is that it gives us permission to suspend our toxic religious positivity and speak with truth and clarity about the darkness around us.... Read More...

The Word is a Wedding

By Christopher Wells The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork. — Psalm 19:1 While preparing me for confirmation, my mentor at Yale Divinity School, who became my godmother... Read More...

Why Study Biblical Languages?

By Paul D. Wheatley “And there in the dark pools amid the Gladden Fields,” said, “the Ring passed out of knowledge and legend; and even so much of its history is known now only to a few, and the Council of th... Read More...

This Also Is Thou: Neither Is This Thou

By William N. McKeachie The most esoteric of the Inklings, Charles Williams, used the adage serving as the title of this essay as the epigraph for his many-dimensional history of Christendom, The Descent of ... Read More...

Commentaries Catholic and Reformed

Ephesians By Michael Allen Brazos Press. pp. 208. $31.45 1 & 2 Thessalonians By Douglas Farrow Brazos Press. pp. 336. $35  Review by Robert Price The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible ... Read More...

Wisdom for Life Under the Sun

Every year The Living Church's student essay contest draws several excellent submissions. The first-place essay will be published in the October issue of The Living Church magazine, but several other essays wer... Read More...

Meditations on the Transfiguration

By Jonathan Turtle The Transfiguration of Our Lord is one of my favorite days in the Church calendar. Five years ago, when I arrived in my present cure, the very first Sunday was August 6, 2017. Since then I... Read More...