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In Praise of Chance

An ode to the Rapper of good news, by Cody Gainous. Someone alert the end-time prophets: Jesus is coming back a day early. And it’s all thanks to one of the many stars of the 2017 Grammys, and a somewhat unlikely hero — he’s only 23 years old, and he has never sold an album. […]

Another Tribute to the Rev. Robert Capon

Here is another fantastic reflection from Cody Gainous.  I can’t remember where I first read the name Robert Farrar Capon — whether it was Mockingbird that led me to Capon or Capon that led me Mockingbird, I’m not sure. Classic chicken/egg scenario. But I can remember where I was when I heard that he had […]

Sin and Grace in Julien Baker’s Sprained Ankle

This one comes to us from Cody Gainous.  Julien Baker believes in God. So reads the title of Rachel Syme’s excellent piece on the Memphis, TN native for The New Yorker back in April. When I say that sin and grace are the themes of Julien’s debut Sprained Ankle, I’m not stretching, or even saying […]

The Individual Sufferer and Preaching like a Bad Kid

This one comes to us from our friend, Cody Gainous. I get tasked with the Sunday morning sermon pretty regularly at the parish I serve, even though I’m only the Youth Minister. I’m always grateful for the invitation, and I’m always humbled by the opportunity. Beloved Father Capon says in his excellent The Foolishness of […]