Standing where we are supposed to be standing

A number of years ago, one of my cousins died in an industrial accident. He had been helping load some railway cars...

Gratitude is the real mark of genuine maturity

Sometime after his 70th birthday, Morris West wrote an autobiography which he entitled, “A View from the Ridge.” By ridge, he meant the...

God is always richer than our concepts and language

G.K. Chesterton once said that one of the reasons he believed in Christianity was because of its belief in the trinity. If...

We are a people obsessed with appearance

Focus on your image, because image is everything! Those words, or at least words to that effect, were the caption of a...

Following Jesus, according to the Letter or the Spirit?

I work and move within church circles and find that most of the people I meet there are honest, committed, and for the...

Literary skill helps priest explain theology

One of the reasons we don’t often find a good Christian apologetics today is because so many of our best theologians write at...

Ritual sustains the heart, not vice versa

Never travel with anyone who expects you to be interesting all the time. On a long trip there are bound to be some...

Our aging faces mirror the tension in our souls

In one of James Carroll’s early novels, he offers this poignant image: A young man is in the delivery room watching his wife...

Church needs both ‘liberals’ and ‘conservatives’

The late Malcolm X was raised a Christian but, at one point in his life, became a Muslim. However, both in his...

Happiness does not necessarily mean pleasure

Am I happy? Is my life a happy one? Am happy inside my marriage? Am I happy with my family? Am I happy...
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