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Waiting on the New Thing Coming

As we plug in all our new hopes for a new year, and wait for them to materialize, here’s Ethan’s timely (ha) essay from the Future Issue. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? (Is 43:19) “Hurry up and wait,” my dad has been known to […]

Renounce Your Wish: The Low Anthropology of WW84

I wonder, if I could have watched the movie in the theater, where I didn’t have my phone, if I would have enjoyed it more.” This was the one-sentence film review of Wonder Woman 1984 given by my wife, a truly devoted fan of the DC super heroine. When the film’s credits rolled on our […]

Isn’t There Anyone Who Knows What Christmas Advent is All About?

This post comes to us from Nate Mills: If you’re anything like me, the only Christmas movie you’ll be watching this holiday season is the Charlie Brown Christmas special. Somehow, I just can’t bring myself to watch anything else this year. It’d be easy enough to justify this feeling to myself as a protest against […]

Some Thoughts You May Have the Week After Your Parents’ Deaths

1. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish from bed. 2. You will never, ever buy into the idea that prayers do not help. And the prayers of those who have suddenly lost people (children, spouses, parents) will somehow mean more. 3. Suddenly all Christmas books have grandmas in them. 4. You will realize […]

When Hope Turns to Ashes: The Weakness of John the Baptist

This post comes to us from Nathan Carr: When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” (Mt 11:2-3) Here sits a man whose life has been spent in the […]

Crying in the Car with Megan Thee Stallion

Grace Enough for the Savage, the Classy, the Bougie, and the Ratchet

Book Review: The Great Belonging

This Is Where It Hurts, And Why. Here Is How To Let It Heal.

The Local Love of God in a Global Hellstorm

“It May Look Like I’m Surrounded, But I’m Surrounded by You.”

David Chang Has Nothing To Be Depressed About

“To Fight This, You Need Help. Medicine, Yes, But People Are Key. You Can’t Do It Alone.”

“Where is the Promised Joy?”

The Most Honest Answer is Often “I Don’t Know”

Deferred Maintenance: Finding God in the Breakdown Lane

If There’s a Blowup, It’s OK

In Praise of Emotional Time Travel (Sort of)

When my kids ask me in years to come how I survived the coronavirus quarantine, will I give them the proper answer or the honest one?