Invasion

By George Sumner Thirty years ago I wrote a dissertation on the Systematic Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg. At the time a critic said that Pannenberg had offered a powerful response to modernity just in time... Read More...

Remembering the Future

By John Bauerschmidt One of the great themes of Advent is the Lord’s coming in glory at the end of time: the “Second Coming.” In modern lectionaries, the four-Sunday Advent season immediately before Christma... Read More...

Streaming Catholicism: On “Midnight Mass”

Spoiler Warning: This essay discusses key plot points, including the ending, of Midnight Mass. By Daniel Martins One of the ongoing frustrations for people of faith is the way that religious practice is almost invariably portrayed in popular media. C... Read More...

Jerusalem the Golden

By Mac Stewart We should think about heaven more. Yes, I know: it’s important to avoid being so heavenly minded as to be no earthly good; we mustn’t promise people pie in the sky when they die as an excuse f... Read More...

The End of the World as We Know It?

By Matthew Kemp Several years ago, I came across an interesting collection of photos, which were sort of “then and now” pictures from sites of various battles from World War I. Someone had placed pictures of the war’s devastation of both countryside and cit... Read More...

The Four Last Things Redux

By Hannah Bowman The traditional “four last things” of Advent — death, judgment, heaven, and hell — direct Christians’ attention to the world to come. But these Advent themes speak as well to the work alrea... 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 hav... Read More...