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Sundry and Manifold Changes

Turbulence Often Manifests as a New Impediment

Five Lenten Meditations (and a Prayer) from Thomas Merton

Given Our Own Intense Solitude of Late, Merton Is the Perfect Lenten Read

Storms in the Night

On Nocturnal Anxiety, Frightening Weather, and the Comfort of Compline

Praying in the Night

Keep Watch, Dear Lord, with Those who Work, or Watch, or Weep this Night

How Strange Is Your God? James Wood on the Idolatrous Voice of Christ

“In Awful and Surprising Truth, We are the Objects of His Love.”

The Lord’s Prayer for Prodigals

Wesley Hill, on Praying the Our Father “in a Way You Hope Never to Stop”

A (Low-Anthropology) Guide to Quarantine Prayer and ‘Loud Time’

“If My Life is Loud, Why Can’t I Just Be Loud with God?”

Overcoming Unbelief: John Updike on Feathers and Faith

Fusty Churches, Creaking Hymns, and Revived Faith

When a Fish Dies at the Children’s Hospital and Other Thoughts on Prayer

Or, What a Dying Fish Reminded Me about God

The Best Hope There Is: A Brief Devotion for Easter Monday

The Bodily Resurrection of Christ

More than Lament: the Strange Boldness of Christianity

Seeing Beyond the Grave in a Pandemic

Things My Grandmothers Taught Me That Are Helping Right Now

Nothing Wrong with Elastic Waisted Pants, and Other Homegrown Wisdom