Language as Sacrament in the New Testament
Franz Wright is astounded that Jesus would call him his friend.
Bent Body, Lamb
Molly McCully Brown offers a tender, comic reflection on her reluctant journey into the Catholic Church and coming to terms with her body’s limitations.
God, “spare me your will and secret knowledge. Let me continue to live, ignorant and erring.”
Community, Tradition, and Loneliness
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
by Dave Eggers
High as the Horses’ Bridles by Scott Cheshire
Review by Bryan Bliss
When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams
When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson
The Man within My Head by Pico Iyer
My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner: A Family Memoir by Meir Shalev
Review by Lauren F. Winner
We put it to a group of writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians: At a time in human history when religious faith is called not only out-of-date but malignant, why do you believe?
This collection of short essays demonstrates the push-pull relationship believing artists have with words: We are in pursuit of a God who is revealed through the poetry of the oldest Psalms, but whose true name is impossible to pronounce.