Confessions of a Birth Mother
A review of Amy Seek
The physical reality of her son, the very tangible way that he is a part of her, will not go away. He is with her everywhere she goes.
A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age
A review of Bruce Watson
Yes, we’re surrounded by ubiquitous light, but its mysteries have not been wholly conquered.
Conversions to Confessions
A review of Robin Lane Fox
Confessions is not primarily about Augustine at all; it is about God’s activity in the particularity of Augustine’s life.
The Religious Roots of Unbelief from Luther to Marx
A review of Dominic Erdozain
Christians fail to realize that the responsibility for rebellion against the faith lies invariably at their own door.
Psychoanalyst Michael Maccoby
"Narcissists can be inspiring. Whether they are creative or destructive depends on their philosophy."
Why would a brand see theological language as rich ground for advertising? Perhaps because theology and advertising share the same root.
The essence of spiritual memoir
A memoir becomes explicitly Christian when it derives its literary power from the power of the gospel. It doesn't preach, it shows.
As I watched Inside Out, I found myself thinking about Augustine's assertion that we are what we love and what we hate.
The Language of Public Apology
In this anecdotal study of public apology, Edwin Battistella shows that our anxieties and confusions about confession are rooted in a deeper ambiguity: the tension between the culpable self and the apologetic self.
The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It
In Ian Leslie’s telling, curiosity is far from a valued quality. Augustine, he notes, equated curiosity with temptation.