To mark our 50th Anniversary, we are celebrating significant figures in our history. Read Kathleen Norris' speech on her experience as a Resident Scholar at the Collegeville Institute. →
Flannery O’Connor wrote that "the moral basis of Poetry is the accurate naming of the things of God.” How might she have pondered her vocation? →
What a Board Game Taught Me About Power and Privilege
Betsy Johnson-Miller hated playing Chutes and Ladders with her kids, though now she sees it as a valuable teaching tool on the nature of privilege. →
Many Christian organizations are conflict averse, writes Chanequa Walker-Barnes, but this blocks the potential blessing of growth and positive innovation. →
From YA fantasy to urban church revival, this month's book notes features two very different new releases by Collegeville Institute-affiliated writers. →
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