Is There Really a Secular Christmas?

By Timothy P. O’Malley A virtuous grumpiness has overtaken a certain kind of Christian. At least, we imagine that it’s virtuous. While the rest of the world has been consumed by a commercialized season, we C... Read More...

Inns and Stables

By Zachary Guiliano I wrote an article recently about the “Poverty of Jesus,” responding to a few blog posts written by Ian Paul, which have come out regularly around Christmas on his blog Psephizo. Because of the direction these posts took last year, and s... Read More...

Mary’s Little Lion-Lamb

By Clint Wilson Mary had a little lamb, His fleece was white as snow, And everywhere that Mary went, The lamb was sure to go. Perhaps you remember these lyrics to the iconic children’s nursery rhyme called... Read More...

The Blood and the Name

By Timothy P. O’Malley On the eighth day after his birth, before receiving the “name above all names” (Phil. 2:9), Jesus was circumcised. The temptation is to spiritualize this first shedding of blood by the Word made flesh. Certainly, circumcision has a... Read More...

Awaiting a Superhero

By Emily Hylden On the way to school this past month, my four-year-old told me, sadly and gravely, that there were no real superheroes. His friend at school had told him so, and as a tender-hearted boy who s... Read More...

The Holy Innocents

By Daniel Martins The notion of "innocence" has an interesting range of meaning. At a literal and concrete level, it denotes absence of guilt or culpability in relation to a specific act or series of acts. O... Read More...