Books

Master and Commander

Many observe that Patrick O’Brian’s novels are comparable to Jane Austen’s, if only she had written rousing naval adventures.

To Trebizond by camel, with tea

The enchanting beauty and intricate patterns of Anglo-Catholic liturgy provide the lineaments of imagination in The Towers of Trebizond.

The Michael Ramsey Book Prize 2016

At the Bloxham Festival for Faith and Literature for Faith and Literature, I was asked to comment on "Unapologetic" by Francis Spufford and "God's Presence" by Frances Young.

Light, when my only companion is darkness

My dad, an ophthalmologist, tells a joke on his own pe0ple: whatever the ailment and specialty, when diagnosis is more an art than a set of facts, he'll reply, "Well, that's a poorly understood branch of medici... Read More...
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Resource round-up: faith at home

The good news is that there are so many wonderful and creative ways to do faith formation in the home. Making faith a part of our family doesn’t require that we spend hours sitting in straight-backed chairs while someone reads from the Bible in a monotone voice, nor does it require a divinity degree or encyclopedic knowledge of the Bible on the part of the parents. It does require time, attention, and conversation, as we create habits that help us acknowledge Christ and his presence within our homes.

Game and ritual

I have been reading an excellent book by George Skaff Elias, Richard Garfield, and K. Robert Gutschera called The Characteristics of Games. Although they avoid giving any final definition, they offer various ro... Read More...