Painting Exclusively in Green

Our Last Best Act Planning for the End of Our Lives to Protect the People and Places We Love By Mallory McDuff Broadleaf Books, pp. 211, $18.99 Review by Douglas LeBlanc In a brisk and inquisitive styl... Read More...

Love, Prayer, and Her Majesty the Queen

By Jonathan Turtle Like so many people I was deeply saddened by the recent death of the Queen but it didn’t quite hit me until I was in the pulpit on the morning of Sunday, September 11 and I reached the par... Read More...

The Church and the Cycle of Life

By Scott A. Ruthven As an Air Force Reserve Chaplain, I was given the opportunity to serve in a deployed setting as a Wing Chaplain. The number of military personnel killed in Iraq was minimal during my depl... Read More...

The Arte and Crafte of Dying Well

By David Ney There is ... a time to be born and a time to die. — Ecclesiastes 3:1 The last chapter of George Marsden’s award-winning biography on Jonathan Edwards begins with the following sentence: “Jonath... Read More...

All Souls

By Sam Keyes In the Catholic imagination, All Souls’ Day (November 2) is more prominent than All Saints’ Day (November 1). All Saints is usually a holy day of obligation — this year it falls on a Monday, so the obligation is abrogated — and a solemnity, the... Read More...

On Good Funerals

What are some “best practices” for the ritual observance of a Christian's death that we should strive not to surrender to the secular culture?