Fashion on the Street
Laura Turner

I was 14 years old when I first went to Hawaii, a spring break trip for our family of five to descend on the white sand beaches of Honolulu ...

Rooted Hope for the Church08.18.14

The Englewood Review of Books.

Reading Dante08.15.14
Kate Tracy

I read The Divine Comedy for the first time as an eighth-grader. As I struggled through 99 cantos of medieval poetry, getting lost in the ...

A Novel of the Great Awakening06.11.14
Richard A. Bailey

While we might not always trace the idea back to Aristotle in the Poetics, most of us are familiar with the idea that art imitates life. ...

Is Religious Journalism Haunted?08.13.14
Alissa Wilkinson

Traditional journalism supposed a writer who could stand apart from her subject, observe it, investigate it, and write down those observations ...

Bromwich's Bracing Distinctions06.11.14
Helen Andrews

David Bromwich in his career as an essayist has run contrary to most trends among public intellectuals. For one thing, he is one. And not ...

Coming Attractions for 2014, Part 608.07.14

J. Richard Middleton’s “holistic eschatology.”

In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist08.08.14
John Wilson

Jerusalem is a setting that tempts novelists, but it comes with high risks attached. Muriel Spark's only bad book, The Mandelbaum Gate, is set ...

How It Will Be06.11.14
David Skeel

On dull Friday nights back in college, a friend and I sometimes played a game we called "Cliché." One of us lobbed a cliché, ...

"Imitate Him If You Dare"06.11.14
Karen Swallow Prior

I have one word to say upon the subject of profound writers, who are grown very numerous of late; and I know very well the judicious world ...

"Doing God"06.11.14
Naomi Haynes

Christianity turns on a number of paradoxes. The Christian God is both imminent and transcendent; Jesus Christ is both human and divine; ...

Library Discards08.04.14

Take and read.

A Rollicking Series of Adjectival Lamentations06.11.14
Luci Shaw
An extremely unfortunate blunder.
A dreadfully one-sided report.
A rumor that rumbles like thunder.
A largely uncalled-for retort.
An ...
What Peter Looked Like Stepping on Water06.11.14
Benjamin Myers
Maybe like my drunk buddy
trying to ice fish
on a farm pond
in Oklahoma
suddenly ankle deep in cold cow water.
Or like my own small ...
Theological Seitz in Paul's Letter to the Colossians06.11.14
Robert Gundry

The series Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible has as its goal an interpretation of the Old and New Testaments according to an overall ...

Close Call07.25.14

A new Liz Carlyle novel from Stella Rimington.

Entering the House of Awe07.25.14
Mike Cosper

Recently, the poet and critic William Logan summed up the way that many poets and readers alike tend to see poetry. "There are still ...

A Vast Horde of Souls06.11.14
Wesley Hill

On a recent weekend trip to New York City, I bolted from Ground Zero over to Wall Street, wanting as little time in the numbing cold as possible, ...

John Wilson

Women read fiction more than men do; girls read fiction more than boys do. The category known as Young Adult fiction—flourishing these ...

Rebellious Joy06.11.14
William Edgar

Around three in the afternoon somewhere deep in the Crescent City the club orchestras gather, five or six of them. Someone sets a slow beat, ...

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