Not unlike a car's warning light, the planet is signaling distress. How can theology help us move beyond an attitude of "deferred maintenance" into action? →By Sue Ivany
In this essay, Sue Ivany explores the sacredness and beauty in raw grief as she conducts a committal service for a man who did not want a funeral. →
An Interview with Resident Scholar Brendan McInerny
In this interview, Resident Scholar Brendan McInerny explores a theology of play, which offers a much-needed perspective on our activity in the world. →
A poem about seeing with "the faith of a child" by Andrew Taylor-Troutman, participant in several summer writing workshops at the Collegeville Institute. →
What makes a sentence compelling to a reader? According to Charles Halton, it's not absolute symmetry but slight imperfections. →
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