The Restless Desire to Know Thyself

By Mike Michielin Many today are “perplexed by desire and what it says about who we are as human beings.” Typically, today’s philosophers, psychologists, educators, and the media tell us to look inward and t... Read More...

God is Now

By Chip Prehn The season of Advent is full of warnings, but in A.D. 2020 there is a diffuse perfume of apocalypse in the air.  The plague appears to be spreading.  The economy is uncertain.  Many sectors have gone flat.  Others are skyrocketing.  What’s goi... Read More...

On Being Other-Worldly

By Joey Royal In 430, as the elderly Augustine lay dying, Vandals were sieging his North African city of Hippo. He spent those final days alone, in prayer, surrounded by the words of penitential psalms writt... Read More...

A Deadly Kind of Calling

By Jordan Hillebert Augustine wept at his ordination. He had arrived in the ancient seaport of Hippo, in part, to avoid becoming a priest. The Catholic Church in North Africa was at that time a relatively small pond, and Augustine (354–430 AD) was a size... Read More...

Enmity

By John Bauerschmidt Enmity is defined as “deep-seated unfriendliness accompanied by readiness to quarrel or fight; hostility; antagonism” (Funk & Wagnall’s Standard College Dictionary). As a state of be... Read More...