Reviews & Culture

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Not Learning Enough from the Past

The Spiritual Practice of Remembering By Margaret Bendroth Eerdmans, pp. 142, $16 Review by Mark Michael Margaret Bendroth’s job surely manages to be among the most fascinating and frustrating in Americ... Read More...

To Touch the Face of God

By Daniel Martins My parents were not particularly musical. Neither played an instrument, and the only organized singing they ever did was when my mother was in the church choir for a time. My father, who wa... Read More...

How to Internet

By Samuel Cripps Prior to beginning my road to the ordained ministry I worked in software and web design. I had some good luck with it, but soon enough the call to ministry became too strong and I walked awa... Read More...

The Rings of Power

By Hannah Matis Caveat lector: The series is available to stream on Amazon Prime. I will do my best to avoid spoilers internal to the series, but miserere mei as I reckon with the nature of prequels.   Ha... Read More...

Serious and Joyful

The Great Passion A Novel By James Runcie Bloomsbury, 260 pp., $28 Review by Christine Havens In his sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, the rector of my church referred to Bach’s writing of St. Mat... Read More...

An Elegant and Multi-Layered History

Privilege and Prophecy  Social Activism in the Post-War Episcopal Church By Robert Tobin Oxford University Press, pp. 392, $35 Review by Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook Privilege and Prophecy focuses on the ... Read More...

By Word and Deed

Gospel Witness Through the Ages A History of Evangelism By David M. Gustafson Eerdmans, pp. 471, $39.99 Reviewed by Grant LeMarquand Years ago, when I was a theological student in Montreal, our parish ... Read More...