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30.6 — Nov/Dec, 2017

Tempted from Above

30.5 — Sept/Oct, 2017

Book of the People

30.4 — July/Aug, 2017

Dark Passages of the Bible

30.3 — May/June, 2017

Who, Me?

30.2 — March/April, 2017

Pharaoh's Darkness

30.2 — March/April, 2017

Housekeeping
Beware Scandalizing Unbelievers

30.1 — Jan/Feb, 2017

Those Midwives

30.1 — Jan/Feb, 2017

Periodical Crossings
The Intersections of Christ, Creed & Culture

29.6 — Nov/Dec, 2016

Haman's Fall

29.5 — Sept/Oct, 2016

His Gift of Life

29.4 — July/August, 2016

The Christian Sh'ma

29.3 — May/June, 2016

The Light in the Darkness

29.2 — March/April, 2016

The Paschal Lamb of God

29.2 — March/April, 2016

The Only Lord We Know

29.1 — Jan/Feb, 2016

David's Lament

28.6 — Nov/Dec, 2015

King David & the Amalekite

28.5 — Sept/Oct, 2015

Philosopher-King

28.4 — July/Aug, 2015

The Eternal Son

28.3 — May/June, 2015

Lord of Heaven & Earth

28.2 — March/April, 2015

Jesus Now Glorified

28.1 — January/February, 2015

Two Moral Worlds

27.6 — Nov/Dec, 2014

A Refused Glory

27.6 — Nov/Dec, 2014

Moses & Job

on the Meekest of the Servants of God

27.5 — Sept/Oct, 2014

Vineyard of the Son

27.4 — July/August, 2014

The Stars of Abraham

27.4 — July/August, 2014

The Things Freely Given

The Bible, Sacred Theology & the Mind of Christ

27.4 — July/August, 2014

The City Limits

27.3 — May/June, 2014

The Essential Ascension

27.2 — March/April, 2014

The Paschal Comedy

27.2 — March/April, 2014

The Chosen Book

on Reading the Hebrew Bible as Philosophy

27.1 — Jan/Feb, 2014

Esther & Joseph

26.6 — Nov/Dec, 2013

The Many Storied Prophets

26.5 — Sept/Oct, 2013

Peter, Apostle

26.4 — July/August, 2013

Amos into Scripture

26.4 — July/August, 2013

On the Road to Paul

on Why the Apostle to the Gentiles Changed His Name

26.3 — May/June, 2013

Paul's Apology

26.3 — May/June, 2013

Hard to Swallow

26.2 — Mar/Apr, 2013

The Gospel of Isaiah

26.1 — Jan/Feb, 2013

The Reader of Hearts

25.6 — Nov/Dec, 2012

The Lover of Mankind

25.5 — Sept/Oct, 2012

The New Healing

25.5 — Sept/Oct, 2012

Believe Free or Die

on Mathematical Certainty & the Liberty of Faith

25.5 — Sept/Oct, 2012

The Man Alive

25.4 — July/August, 2012

Early Education

25.4 — July/August, 2012

Shaped, Fixed & Free

on the Divine Gift of Truth

25.3 — May/June, 2012

The Victorious Procession of Christ

25.3 — May/June, 2012

A Rabbi’s Error
on Jonathan Sacks’s Mistake About Christians

25.2 — March/April, 2012

Theology & the Mind of Christ

25.1 — Jan/Feb, 2012

God's Word & Me

25.1 — Jan/Feb, 2012

The Gift of the Jews

24.6 — Nov/Dec, 2011

Sinners All

24.6 — Nov/Dec, 2011

Dead End Times
on the Apocalyptic Fears of the Secularists

24.5 — Sept/Oct, 2011

Fullness of Faith

24.5 — Sept/Oct, 2011

A Many-Storied Monastic

A Critical Memoir of Thomas Merton at Gethsemani Abbey

24.4 — July/August, 2011

The Man of Prayer

24.4 — July/August, 2011

An Inconvenient Task

24.3 — May/June, 2011

From the Cross

24.3 — May/June, 2011

His God & Ours
on Why We Can Be Brothers & Sisters in Christ

24.2 — March/April, 2011

Balaam & Balak

24.2 — March/April, 2011

The Talk of Cana & Jerusalem

What We Can Learn from Two Conversations Between Jesus & His Mother

24.2 — March/April, 2011

The Incautious Apologist
on Reticence & the Mysteries of Sin & Salvation

24.1 — January/February, 2011

David's Reliance

23.6 — November/December, 2010

Trial by Desert

23.5 — September/October, 2010

Royal Enigma

23.5 — September/October, 2010

Modest & Bold

23.4 — July/August, 2010

Conversational Revelation

23.4 — July/August, 2010

Sacred Grammar

on the Three Blessings of Timothy

23.3 — May/June, 2010

Samuel’s Place

23.2 — March/April, 2010

Framers of the Gospel

23.1 — January/February, 2010

Unfair Warfare

23.1 — January/February, 2010

Wisdom from the Table

on the Foundational Culture of the Dining Room

22.8 — November/December, 2009

Born One of Us

22.7 — September/October, 2009

Defense & Offense

22.7 — September/October, 2009

Kosovo Lost & Found

A Visit to Old Serbia in Search of Its Ultimate Destiny

22.6 — July/August, 2009

The Gospel Apocalypse

22.5 — June, 2009

The Temple & the World

22.5 — June, 2009

The Greek Key
on Divine Providence & the Macedonian Call

22.4 — May, 2009

Abraham & God’s Power

22.4 — May, 2009

Words’ Worth
on the Transcendent Vocabulary of Mundane Signs

22.3 — April, 2009

The Wife of Pilate

22.3 — April, 2009

His Passion, Our Choices

Matthew’s Trial of Jesus Is About More than Jesus

22.3 — April, 2009

God & Robbers
on Human & Divine Property Rights

22.2 — March, 2009

Father Joseph

22.2 — March, 2009

Faith in Place

A Cloud of Witnesses: Saints and Martyrs From the Holy Land
by Bishop Demetri (Matta) Khoury

22.2 — March, 2009

Authority Figures
on the Question That Jesus Refused to Answer

22.1 — January/February, 2009

The Prophet & the Sage

22.1 — January/February, 2009

Sacred Exits
Quitting Church: Why the Faithful Are Fleeing and What to Do About It by Julia Duin

21.10 — December, 2008

The Daughter of Abraham

21.10 — December, 2008

Savior in a Manger
Early Christian Teaching on the Incarnation & Redemption

21.9 — November, 2008

The Gospels & History

21.8 — October, 2008

Haran Junction

21.8 — October, 2008

Scandalous Messengers

21.7 — September, 2008

Merciful Propositions

21.6 — July/August, 2008

Peter & the Fall

21.5 — June, 2008

The Choirmaster

21.4 — May, 2008

Timothy Middleman

21.3 — April, 2008

The Truth Who Lives

21.2 — March, 2008

Isaiah’s Good Friday

21.2 — March, 2008

The Word Through Us

21.1 — January/February, 2008

Highest Noon

20.10 — December, 2007

Matthew's Portrait

20.9 — November, 2007

A Royal Fool

20.8 — October, 2007

The Worldling

20.8 — October, 2007

Quite Beyond Us
on the Unfathomable Self-Consciousness of Jesus

20.7 — September, 2007

Calvary Temple

20.7 — September, 2007

The Arius Factor
on the Dynamics of Dogmas & Anathemas

20.6 — July/August, 2007

Gog Rising

20.5 — June, 2007

Stationed at the Cross

20.4 — May, 2007

Two Ladies at Odds

20.3 — April, 2007

The Irreplaceables

20.3 — April, 2007

The Son Risen with Healing

Biblical Aspects of the Easter Revolution

20.2 — March, 2007

Home Bible School

20.2 — March, 2007

Sinai’s Height
on the Problem with Popular Monotheism

20.1 — January/February, 2007

Temple Lights

20.1 — January/February, 2007

Life & Death March

19.10 — December, 2006

Signs of Love

19.9 — November, 2006

Handling the Holy

19.8 — October, 2006

Scroll Food

19.7 — September, 2006

Exodus in Genesis

19.6 — July/August, 2006

Like a Rock

19.5 — June, 2006

Cross Central

19.4 — May, 2006

The Sacred Name

19.3 — April, 2006

John & the Agony

19.3 — April, 2006

The Agony of Gethsemane

On the Meaning of Christ’s Prayer & His Obedience in the Garden

19.2 — March, 2006

Water Rescue

19.1 — January/February, 2006

We & Us

18.10 — December, 2005

Creation & Christ

18.9 — November, 2005

War & Poetry

18.8 — October, 2005

Dogmatic Love

18.7 — September, 2005

Haman's End

18.6 — July/August, 2005

Tychicus of Asia

18.6 — July/August, 2005

Pastors Courageous

18.5 — June, 2005

Athaliah's Motives

18.4 — May, 2005

Anthropology & the Incarnation

18.4 — May, 2005

Nations in the Balance

18.3 — April, 2005

The Resurrection Accounts

18.2 — March, 2005

Thinking in Threes

18.1 — January/February, 2005

Abimelech in Love

17.10 — December, 2004

The Heart’s Guarantee

17.10 — December, 2004

Emmanuel Is with Us

A Sidebar in Addison H. Hart’s “The Divine Divider”

17.10 — December, 2004

Ritual Correctness
on Enduring Liturgical Experts

17.9 — November, 2004

Egypt & Israel

17.9 — November, 2004

Free Press & Pulpit
on the First Amendment

17.8 — October, 2004

Esther & the Hidden God

17.7 — September, 2004

The Newborn Moses

17.7 — September, 2004

The Objections of Conscience
on Civil Disobedience

17.6 — July/August, 2004

Covenant & Remembrance

17.5 — June, 2004

Calculating Delilah

17.4 — May, 2004

Salvation’s Threefold Cord

17.4 — May, 2004

Caesar & Conscience

17.3 — April, 2004

Hidden in Christ

17.2 — March, 2004

Gentle Jesus

17.1 — January/February, 2004

The Fall & Rise of David

17.1 — January/February, 2004

Muslims & Human Rights

16.10 — December, 2003

The Stoning of Stephen

16.9 — November, 2003

The Laughter of Isaac

16.9 — November, 2003

Not So Quiet on the Eastern Front

Orthodox Christians & the Iraqi War

16.8 — October, 2003

Abraham’s Servant

16.8 — October, 2003

Homer, Sex & Bungee Jumping

on the Lost World of Courage

16.8 — October, 2003

Homosexual Inroads

16.7 — September, 2003

Nathan?s Messianic Prophecy

16.6 — July/August, 2003

The Parables & the Structure of the World

16.6 — July/August, 2003

Communion & Division
The Structure of Knowledge

16.6 — July/August, 2003

Episcopal Duties

16.5 — June, 2003

The Paralytic from the Roof

16.4 — May, 2003

Common Sense
Chesterton & the Aristotelian Tradition

16.4 — May, 2003

The First Commandment

16.3 — April, 2003

The Not-So-Good Samaritans
Aristotle, the Preservation of Families & the Duties of the State

16.3 — April, 2003

Jonathan, Loyal & Brave

16.2 — March, 2003

The Apostolic Epic
The Aeneid & the Acts of the Apostles

16.2 — March, 2003

Lenten Repentance

16.1 — January/February, 2003

The Prayers of Hannah

16.1 — January/February, 2003

The Roots of Roe v. Wade

15.10 — December, 2002

Most Excellent Theophilus

15.10 — December, 2002

East Meets West in Rome
on an Ecumenical Experiment

15.9 — November, 2002

The Widow in the Temple

15.8 — October, 2002

Judah & His Brothers

15.7 — September, 2002

A Vigil for McVeigh
My Night Among the Protesters at an Execution

15.7 — September, 2002

The Sign of Jonah

15.7 — September, 2002

Ministry to Prisoners

15.6 — July/August, 2002

“The Man, Jesus Christ ,”

15.5 — June, 2002

The Harsh Word of Ahijah

15.4 — May, 2002

The Tragedy of Jephthah

15.3 — April, 2002

Dawson Revisited
Christianity and European Culture
edited by Gerald J. Russello
Dynamics of World History
by Christopher Dawson

15.3 — April, 2002

The Silence of Zachary

15.2 — March, 2002

A Guide to the Lord’s Table
Catholics and the Eucharist
by Stephen B. Clark

15.2 — March, 2002

Job & His Comforters

15.2 — March, 2002

Timid Apostles

15.1 — January/February, 2002

Rahab & the Spies

15.1 — January/February, 2002

Abortion & Surgery

14.10 — December, 2001

The Journey of the Magi

14.9 — November, 2001

The Wise Outwit the Shrewd

14.8 — October, 2001

The Cities of Refuge

14.8 — October, 2001

Dialogue & Papal Strength
on Rome & the Orthodox Church

14.8 — October, 2001

Culture’s Inner Law

14.7 — September, 2001

Escape from Vienna

Critical Reflections on a Lingering Confinement

14.7 — September, 2001

Moses on the Mountain

14.6 — July/August, 2001

Enoch Walked with God

14.6 — July/August, 2001

The Transformed Relics of the Fall
on the Fulfillment of History in Christ

14.5 — June, 2001

Styles of Honor & Duty

The Midshipman Quinn Collection
by Showell Styles

14.5 — June, 2001

Human Harvest

Commerce in Human Body Parts: A Critical Symposium

14.5 — June, 2001

Abner’s Tough Decision

14.4 — May, 2001

Romanian Shepherd
Shepherd of Souls
by Archimandrite Ioannichie Balan
The Truth of Our Faith
by Elder Cleopa of Romania

14.4 — May, 2001

Andrew, the First-Called

14.4 — May, 2001

History Free & Clear

on the Errors of Determinism

14.3 — April, 2001

Life & Death in South Bend
Notre Dame’s Culture of Death Conference

14.3 — April, 2001

Peter at the Charcoal Fire

14.3 — April, 2001

Abortion & the Mother’s Life

14.2 — March, 2001

Nathan’s Godly Narrative

14.1 — January/February, 2001

Debating Design
The Concordia Conference on Intelligent Design

14.1 — January/February, 2001

Thou Art the Everlasting Son of the Father
The Christian Meaning of the Fatherhood of God

14.1 — January/February, 2001

Let Your Face Shine Upon Us

13.9 — November, 2000

Saving California
The Man Who Founded California
by M. N. L. Couve de Murville

13.8 — October, 2000

The Churches & the Homosexual Agenda

13.6 — July/August, 2000

Father, Glorify Thy Name!

The Patriarchal Shape of Trinitarian Theology

13.6 — July/August, 2000

Truthless Conversations

13.5 — June, 2000

Susannah’s Virtues
The Prayer of Distress & the Cause of Justice

13.4 — May, 2000

A Lonely Poet

Emily Dickinson and
the Art of Belief
by Roger Lundin

13.3 — April, 2000

Judge Deborah

The Hebrew Prophetess in Christian Tradition

13.2 — March, 2000

Marcionism Then & Now
on the Old Testament

13.1 — January/February, 2000

Two Cultural Critics
The Critical Legacy
of Irving Babbitt
by George A. Panichas
A Few Reasonable Words
by Henry Regnery

12.6 — November/December, 1999

Covering the Vatican
History of Vatican II
edited by Giuseppe Alberigo
Milestones: Memoirs 1927?1977
by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

12.5 — September/October, 1999

The Catholic Angler
An Interview with Thomas Howard

12.5 — September/October, 1999

Losing Our Illusions

12.4 — July/August, 1999

The World as Text

Science, Letters & the Recovery of Meaning

12.3 — May/June, 1999

Under the Gaze of God & Angels
The Meaning of Tobit for the Christian Reader

12.2 — March/April, 1999

The Wide World of Tobit

The Apocrypha’s Tobit & Literary Tradition

12.1 — January/February, 1999

Tracing the Path to Impasse

Biblical Interpretation
by Gerald Bray

11.6 — November/December, 1998

Three on Weaver
Richard M. Weaver, 1910?1963
by Fred Douglas Young
The Vision of Richard Weaver
edited by Joseph Scotchie
Barbarians in the Saddle
by Joseph Scotchie

11.6 — November/December, 1998

Metaphysical Man
Philosophy, Language & Richard Weaver

11.6 — November/December, 1998

A Metaphysical Prophet

11.5 — September/October, 1998

Sacraments, Martyrdom & the Sons of Zebedee
Two Gospel Texts in the Tradition

11.5 — September/October, 1998

A Glimmer from the East
Orientale Lumen II—An Orthodox Account

11.3 — May/June, 1998

Apocryphal Judith, Saintly Deceiver
Judith, Tradition, & the Christian Reader

11.2 — March/April, 1998

From Book Burning to Canon
On the Destruction & Preservation of Sacred & Profane Texts

11.2 — March/April, 1998

Is Titanic Satanic?

An Internet Discussion Between Patrick Henry Reardon, Rod Dreher & Terry Mattingly

11.1 — January/February, 1998

Joan Andrews Bell

10.4 — Fall, 1997

No Better Words

9.4 — Fall, 1996

The Prayer of the Publican

A Simple Parable Shows Us the Heart of the Gospel

9.4 — Fall, 1996

He Did Become Man

9.2 — Spring, 1996

Abigail & the Way of Wisdom

The Bible’s Narrative & Wisdom Traditions Are Combined in a Story of Romance

9.2 — Spring, 1996

Infallibility & Ordination

9.1 — Winter, 1996

The Joseph Story
Narrative, Theology, & the Christian Hope

9.1 — Winter, 1996

Never the Twain?

8.3 — Summer, 1995

The Editors at Rose Hill

8.3 — Summer, 1995

The Pope & the Buddhists

8.2 — Spring, 1995

Captain Ahab’s Rebellion

A Novelist Looks at Predestination

8.2 — Spring, 1995

Sunday at Willow Creek
Four Responses

8.1 — Winter, 1995

Classroom Chaos

Atheism & the Public Schools

7.4 — Fall, 1994

Evangelicals & Catholics—Together?

7.2 — Spring, 1994

Christology & the Psalter
How “Inclusive Language” Emasculates the Psalms

6.4 — Fall, 1993

Theory & Tradition

6.2 — Spring, 1993

On the Ordination of Women

6.1 — Winter, 1993

Women Priests

A Response to Thomas F. Torrence

4.4 — Fall, 1991

Eastern Christians & Western Problems

3.4 — Winter, 1990

Imaging God

3.1 — Winter, 1989

Days of Trial

2.4 — Summer-Fall, 1988

The Beached Whale
An Empathetic Lament

2.3 — Spring, 1988

Whither Episcopalians?

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