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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.

A Year of Lent (and Counting)

The Pandemic Has Denied Us What We Most Want: Life with Others.

The Moms are Not Alright

The Struggles of the Working Parents and Moms, in Particular, Have Never Been More in Our Faces

The Law of Advent and the Gospel of Christmas

“Cheery and Bright Have Taken the Year Off.”

Another Week Ends: Martin Luther’s Emails, Resilient Kids, Fresh Starts, Popped Pandemic Bubbles, and Joy with Parkinson’s

1. Every now and then, you get to start the weekender out with the humor section. This week’s gem from the New Yorker, “Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses, as E-mailed by Your Passive-Aggressive Co-Worker,” stole the show: FROM: Martin.Luther@vatican.org TO: All Vatican Staff Subject: A Quick Note Not to be that guy, and most of this […]

Can Zoom Be Sacred? The Architecture of God

Not All Spiritual or Inspiring Spaces are Sacred

Another Week Ends: Unhappy Affluence, Aging Springsteen, COVID Grief, High Art Humor, Ghostly Foes, and Billy Joe Shaver

1. Not a particularly easy week to round up, as almost everything out there right now is conjecture of one kind or another, and I’m pretty sure I just wrote something about the pitfalls of prediction addiction. So I’ll stick to the handful of evergreen subjects that’ve come across my screen. First up would be […]

Robert Farrar Capon’s Invitation to Introverts

“We are Offering, if You Will, to Refresh their History with a Decisively Hopeful Last Chapter, All on a Saturday Night.”

Another Week Ends: Canceling Christmas, Acceptance Parenting, Emily Dickinson, the Church in 2020, Law and Gospel, and Myside Bias

1. Will COVID cancel Christmas this year? I certainly hope not, but that’s what Giles Fraser asks in his latest at UnHerd. Much about this year’s celebration will undoubtedly be different, if not cancelled; [The Grinch] COVID might steal our banquets, caroling, pageants, and large gatherings, but perhaps this year the pathos and joy of […]

The Gospel of Amazon Prime

The Hunt for that Perfect Item at the Lowest Price has Become an Online Game of Conquest and Mastery

A Pandemic of Shame: Seeking Refuge From Online Anger

“How Much More Grievous are the Consequences of Anger than the Causes of It.”

Longing for Egypt in the COVID Desert

I Suddenly Found Myself Nostalgic for a Time I Never Even Lived Through