Figurative Interpretation, Literal Fear

By Tom Smith I have never been better served in my life than when I have had to confront something difficult. We want truth but we dislike pain. However, they are often bound together. The pressure that pain... Read More...

The Waybread of Our Waiting

By Ian Olson  “I am weary, O God,” the compiler of Israel’s wisdom complains, “I am weary, O God, and worn out” (Prov. 30:1), summoning the cavernous fatigue we all experience, perhaps even now, as speech directed to his maker. Our extension in space and ti... 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...

Coronavirus and Communion in One Kind

By Drew Nathaniel Keane In response to the continued risks posed by COVID-19, many churches have restricted all communicants except the presider from reception of the sacramental wine. This expedient has bee... Read More...

Daily Mass

By Sam Keyes It took me some time to understand the idea of daily Mass. I knew, back in my time as a Catholic-minded Anglican, that the idea was to have daily Mass. But I also wondered if it might actually be important, in a parochial context, to start with... Read More...

Body, Broken

Violence, Trauma, and the Eucharist Content warning: violence, trauma, abuse. By Hannah King Two years ago my brother died violently. I did not witness the end of his life, but a vision of it was painted... Read More...

Real Presences: A Thought Experiment

By George Sumner In his influential book The Household of God, Lesslie Newbigin understood the Church in a manner accommodated to the doctrine of the Trinity. The Church hearing and responding to the Word in... Read More...