Forgiving Yourself

By Marcia Hotchkiss Last December my husband and I went to a party where we saw many old friends from a ministry we were involved in decades ago. One attractive and lovely woman told me matter-of-factly how ... Read More...

Forgiving Others

By Marcia Hotchkiss In the fall of 2019 a criminal court jury in my home city of Dallas, Texas, found an off-duty white police officer, Amber Guyger, guilty of murder after she shot and killed an unarmed bla... Read More...

Learning to be a Guest

By Mark Michael We could hear the hospitality crew a quarter mile before they came into view. The thumping bass of dance music cut through the dust of the trail and the haze of the Castilian sun. There hadn’t been a water pump for seven miles this hot day. ... Read More...

On Forming Human Children, Part 1

By Jon Jordan If you encounter human children on a regular basis, you are doing the work of formation. A mark is left on them by your action or inaction, by your words or your silence. By what you choose to en... 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 di... Read More...

“Oh Book!” Part One: Scripture as Beloved

By Nathan Wall Christians use all kinds of words to describe the Bible. Catholics call it Sacred Scripture. Protestants of various stripes call it inerrant, infallible, or inspired. Most western liturgies present it as Verbum Domini, “the Word of the Lord” ... Read More...

For All Souls Day

By Christopher Yoder Since at least the 11th century, western Christians have prayed for the dead on this day, All Souls Day. Others have written here about the history of All Souls Day, its abeyance in clas... Read More...

Simone Weil and the Mission to Modernity

Simone Weil is a figure who is hard to categorize, a Christian mystic who resisted being baptized, a political philosopher who wrote only one complete book, which bases a theory of political organization on the needs of the human soul.