Why Study Biblical Languages?

By Paul D. Wheatley “And there in the dark pools amid the Gladden Fields,” said, “the Ring passed out of knowledge and legend; and even so much of its history is known now only to a few, and the Council of th... Read More...

This Also Is Thou: Neither Is This Thou

By William N. McKeachie The most esoteric of the Inklings, Charles Williams, used the adage serving as the title of this essay as the epigraph for his many-dimensional history of Christendom, The Descent of ... Read More...

Summer Camp as Catechetical Lectio Divina

By Joseph Roberts Lectio divina, the ancient practice of reading and meditating on Scripture, has seen a huge resurgence as of late. You can now even download apps that are meant to help you along the path of lectio divina. The practice concerns a four-stag... Read More...

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...

Matters of the Heart

By Jean McCurdy Meade This summer I had some problems with my heart which required several procedures and two hospitalizations, with tests, treatments, and meds. While praying to the good Lord for healing fo... Read More...

The Self-Portrait of the Holy Spirit

It’s an old puzzle in Christian God-talk and prayer. “Father” and “Son” come preloaded with images and associations; “Spirit” feels a little harder to grasp. Sarah Coakley’s book God, Sexuality, and the Self: A... Read More...

A Time of Scattering

This post continues a series of Lenten reflections. Part one is here. By David Ney I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, like sheep without a shepherd. — 2 Chron. 18:16 Where are we? We’re here. ... Read More...