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When Grief Makes You the Villain: Last Week on WandaVision

My Own Take on the Show: The Unexpected Tears Rolling Down My Cheeks after the Finale

Till Kingdom Come: How Grieving Is an Essential Part of Living

God is in the Space Occupied by Grief

Good News on a Bad Day: Reflections on Getting Covid, One Year Later

I Was One of the First to Get Sick. Instead of Doubting God’s Goodness, I was utterly Overcome by Him.

“Aubade,” by Philip Larkin: A Poem for Ash Wednesday

“I See What’s Really Always There: / Unresting Death, a Whole Day Nearer Now”

Broken Bodies: The Consolation of Ash Wednesday

I Felt My Body Betray Me — through Injury or Illness. I was Supposed to be in Control.

The Gift of Life: Suffering, Worth, and the Self

We often Intuit that It Isn’t Our Faith but Our Very Selfhood that is Under Assault

Waiting on the New Thing Coming

“See, I am Doing a New Thing! Now It Springs Up; Do You Not Perceive It?”

Renounce Your Wish: The Low Anthropology of WW84

“Who Doesn’t Want to be Afraid Anymore? Or Alone? Or Frightened, or Powerless?”

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

The Truth Is I’m Just Sad, And I Am Not Sure I Want To Be Cheered Up Right Now

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

You Will Never, Ever Buy Into The Idea That Prayers Do Not Help

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

“Are You the One Who is to Come, or Should We Expect Someone Else?”

Crying in the Car with Megan Thee Stallion

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