The Priest as Generalist

By Cole Hartin One of my fears as a pastor is to have my preaching considered “too academic.” I know there is a place for eloquent, learned preaching, but it’s not in most of our cities or towns. On the univ... Read More...

William Bartram’s Travels

By John Bauerschmidt I first came to know of William Bartram in fictional form, as a minor character who appears at the beginning of Kenneth Robert’s novel Lydia Bailey. Bartram has what amounts to a cameo r... Read More...

The Dangerous Pleasures of an Intellectual Life

By Neil Dhingra In her Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life, the St. John’s College tutor Zena Hitz presents an engagingly diverse (and often imprisoned) set of thinkers: Dorothy Day, Einstein, Gramsci, Malcolm X, and herself. Hitz’... Read More...

A Modern-Day Pastoral Rule

These will be useful volumes to own — a kind of encyclopedia of pastoral wisdom to dip in and out of and a useful corrective to models of mission and ministry that over-emphasize advocacy or achievement at the expense of personal relationships.

The Ordinal According to Jane Austen

By David Goodhew Introduction Jane Austen wrote romantic comedy, but she also wrote theology. And it has much to say to us in these dark, often hysterical, days of COVID-19. It remains a truth almost u... Read More...

Reading Boccaccio’s Decameron in the Time of Corona

By John Mason Lock A friend recently posted on social media that he had gone to the bookstore, and they were out of Boccaccio's The Decameron. This admittedly English-major-type joke is that Boccaccio's classic 14th-century Italian text is set in a pandemic... Read More...

The Plague and the Pandemic

By Neil Dhingra Unsurprisingly, amidst this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Albert Camus’ The Plague has again become popular. According to the writer Samuel Earle, in Japan more copies sold in March than during ... Read More...

Nature, Grace, and Adoption

Since it is small, accessible, and thoroughly theological, it would be an excellent resource for beginning a conversation on adoption and assisted reproduction among pastors or seminary students, who may be asked to counsel other Christians.