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  • I’d like to report the results of a meeting held last week at the Actors’ Chapel in New York City. Ten artists – members of the Catholic Artists’ Society, parishioners of the Actors’ Chapel, and friends – met to discuss […]

    An Artists’ Community: Practicing a Ministry of Presence

    I’d like to report the results of a meeting held last week at the Actors’ Chapel in New York City. Ten artists – members of the Catholic Artists’ Society, parishioners of the Actors’ Chapel, and friends – met to discuss […]

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  • What might make a good Sabbath habit for a clergy person in front of the TV or laptop screen? And what could possibly be the relation of this habit to the service of God’s kingdom, or to the human wellness […]

    Why Clergy Should Watch Fantasy and Science Fiction

    What might make a good Sabbath habit for a clergy person in front of the TV or laptop screen? And what could possibly be the relation of this habit to the service of God’s kingdom, or to the human wellness […]

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  • My aim here is to follow up a previous question addressing whether or not popular music creates overly-sentimental versions of biography for our imaginations or enlivens our imaginations to reconsider some conceptions about last things, especially issues concerning the construction […]

    Popular Music and the Sentimentality of Memory – Part II

    My aim here is to follow up a previous question addressing whether or not popular music creates overly-sentimental versions of biography for our imaginations or enlivens our imaginations to reconsider some conceptions about last things, especially issues concerning the construction […]

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  • Matthew Levering.  The Theology of Augustine: An Introductory Guide to His Most Important Works.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013, xviii + 204 pp., £15.99/$24.99 paper.  In The Theology of Augustine, Matthew Levering, professor of religious studies at the University of […]

    Reviews: Understanding Augustine and His Reception

    Matthew Levering.  The Theology of Augustine: An Introductory Guide to His Most Important Works.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013, xviii + 204 pp., £15.99/$24.99 paper.  In The Theology of Augustine, Matthew Levering, professor of religious studies at the University of […]

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  • As Jeremy Begbie reminds his readers, “All good theology is done on the cliff-edge—one step too far and you tumble into idolatry, one step back and the view is never so good.”[1] In no place is this more true than in […]

    Visiting Scholars Series: A Lutheran Contribution?

    As Jeremy Begbie reminds his readers, “All good theology is done on the cliff-edge—one step too far and you tumble into idolatry, one step back and the view is never so good.”[1] In no place is this more true than in […]

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  • Sara Schumacher has written previously on “The Relationship between the Artist and the Church,” arguing that artists must resist the temptation to view themselves as prophets in exile for “becoming a victim … inhibits true reconciliation.”[1] In this post I’d like to […]

    Art and the Community of Others

    Sara Schumacher has written previously on “The Relationship between the Artist and the Church,” arguing that artists must resist the temptation to view themselves as prophets in exile for “becoming a victim … inhibits true reconciliation.”[1] In this post I’d like to […]

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  • It is not uncommon to hear theologians speak of a “relational turn” in our thinking about personhood.  The idea, it seems to me, is that 20th century thinking about personhood shifts away from an individualistic understanding of the person as […]

    Copyright Law and the Art of Becoming Human

    It is not uncommon to hear theologians speak of a “relational turn” in our thinking about personhood.  The idea, it seems to me, is that 20th century thinking about personhood shifts away from an individualistic understanding of the person as […]

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