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33.1—January/February, 2020

Portrait of St. Luke in the Gospel Book of Otto III
by Mary Elizabeth Podles

33.1—January/February, 2020

About Face
On Beauty & the Personal Being of God & Man by Anthony Esolen

32.6—November/December, 2019

Listening Up

Historical Truth, Beguiling Stories & Three Kinds of Hearers

by Anthony Esolen

32.6—November/December, 2019

Madness at the Poles

by S. M. Hutchens

32.6—November/December, 2019

Getting to Know Lizzie
by S. M. Hutchens

32.6—November/December, 2019

The Breath of the Lion
The Holy Spirit Is Alive & Active in Narnia by Thomas Williams

32.6—November/December, 2019

Reformation Redux?
on Taking Heed of the Parallels Between the Crises of Yesterday & Today by Korey D. Maas

32.6—November/December, 2019

God Fearers

An Open Letter to Christian Readers of Jordan Peterson & Roger Scruton

by James Bryson

32.6—November/December, 2019

Sexism & Idolotry

by S. M. Hutchens

32.6—November/December, 2019

Upstream of Culture
Christian Politics Is Not of This World by James M. Kushiner

32.5—September/October, 2019

Healing East & West
The Orthodox Reality: Culture, Theology, and Ethics in the Modern World by Vigen Guroian by John G. Panagiotou

32.5—September/October, 2019

The Holiness Option

by James M. Kushiner

32.5—September/October, 2019

Declining Self-Esteem
A First Step in Cultural Salvation by Thomas S. Buchanan

32.5—September/October, 2019

Methodist Break-Up?
by Mark Tooley

32.5—September/October, 2019

Must Say No

on When Christians Can't Compromise

by Joshua Steely

32.5—September/October, 2019

Purpose-Driven Purging
Minimalism Is Not the New Christian Approach to Managing Possessions by Harma-Mae Smit

32.4—July/August, 2019

A Case of Win-Win

on Probability, Death & the Existence of God

by Graeme Hunter

32.3—May/June, 2019

Bird Calls & Summonses
on Seeing with a "Devout, Intransitive Eye" by William Graddy

31.6—November/December, 2018

More Solid Ground
The Morals of the Story: Good News About a Good God
by David and Marybeth Baggett
by Jeremy S. Neill

31.4—July/August, 2018

Out of the Box
Our Secular Age: Ten Years of Reading and Applying Charles Taylor by Louis Markos

31.4—July/August, 2018

High on the Lolo
on God's Pictures of Life & Death & Eternity by Steven Faulkner

31.3—May/June, 2018

Jesus in Thailand
by Casey Chalk

31.2—March/April, 2018

Judge Not
on Being the Biggest Sinner in the Room by David C. Brenner

31.2—March/April, 2018

Holy Prosperity
on a Strength That Is from God Alone by Diane Woerner

31.1—January/February, 2018

The Tears of Jesus
on Augustine & Refusing to Grieve As Others Do by Kevin Raedy

31.1—January/February, 2018

Beggars Before Christ

on Taking the Measure of the Deserving & the Undeserving Poor

by Martin Bordelon

31.1—January/February, 2018

Glorified Occupations

Consumer Man versus Working Man: Thoughts on the Value of Work

by Hunter Baker

30.6—Nov/Dec, 2017

The Messiah's Beauty

on Benedict XVI on the Fairest of the Sons of Men

by Michael Martin De Sapio

30.5—Sept/Oct, 2017

Polar Composites
by S. M. Hutchens

30.4—July/Aug, 2017

In the Service of Children

by S. M. Hutchens

30.4—July/Aug, 2017

Gospel Marketplace
American Christianity: The Continuing Revolution by Stephen Cox by Leon J. Podles

30.4—July/Aug, 2017

Theophany & Theodicy

When the Inevitable Questions of Suffering Confront the Living God

by Colin B. Johnstone

30.4—July/Aug, 2017

Altering All Things
Despair, Imagination & the Re-enchantment of the World by Michial Farmer

30.4—July/Aug, 2017

Choosing the Good Portion

The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation by Rod Dreher

by Bradley W. Anderson

30.4—July/Aug, 2017

Ritual & Word Play
on Ancient & Modern Witnesses to a Fruitful Endowment by Steven Faulkner

30.3—May/June, 2017

Three Trojan Horses

by Alexander F. C. Webster

30.3—May/June, 2017

Professor Faustus
on Modern Education as a Deal with the Devil by Robert Erle Barham

30.3—May/June, 2017

The Look of Revelation
Christian Formation in Our Apocalyptic Age by Peter J. Leithart

30.2—March/April, 2017

The Look of Acts
What the Church Steadfastly Does Every Sunday by Robert Hart

30.2—March/April, 2017

Beware Scandalizing Unbelievers by Patrick Henry Reardon

30.2—March/April, 2017

The Cross of Least Resistance

Our Path to Holiness Runs Straight Through Calvary

by Robin Phillips

30.2—March/April, 2017

Keep Them from Idols

The Education of Children Takes Generations of Fidelity

by W. Ross Blackburn

30.2—March/April, 2017

War & Peace After Jesus

on Pacifism Today & in the Early Church

by Andrew Latham

30.1—Jan/Feb, 2017

The World in a Grain of Sand
on the Importance of Poetry in Christian Education & Life by Bret J. Saunders

30.1—Jan/Feb, 2017

Up on the Farm
Where Young Christian Families Are Finding New Roots by Kathleen Curran Sweeney

30.1—Jan/Feb, 2017

The Virtue of Marriage
Truly Authentic Sex & Rightly Ordered Love by Tracy Jamison

30.1—Jan/Feb, 2017

A New Pope for Gideon

on Captain Kirk, Contraception & Christian Tradition

by Kevin Raedy

29.6—Nov/Dec, 2016

The Still Small God

The Mustard Seed & the Wonders of His Kingdom

by Anthony Esolen

29.6—Nov/Dec, 2016

Carol of the Animals

on the Burdens & Blessings of Beasts at Christmas

by Rebecca Sicree

29.6—Nov/Dec, 2016

We Are Not Our Own

George Parkin Grant on the Deep & Abiding Tension Between Christianity & Modernity

by Cameron Wybrow

29.5—Sept/Oct, 2016

The True Atheist Myth

on Past & Present Atheism & the Invention of Happiness

by Jordan Bissell

29.4—July/August, 2016

God's Gift of Metaphor
on George MacDonald & the Christian Imagination by Josh Mayo

29.3—May/June, 2016

For the Hill-Dwellers
Christians, Imperialism & the Rule of Law by S. M. Hutchens

29.2—March/April, 2016

Weather or Not
on Christian Stewardship & Climate Change by Raymond J. Brown

29.2—March/April, 2016

The Little Jesus Who Would

on Cutting Christ Down to One Size Fits Whatever We Want

by Robert Hart

29.1—Jan/Feb, 2016

Bargain Debasement

Secular Credibility Is a Devilish Temptation

by James Hitchcock

29.1—Jan/Feb, 2016

Revealing Snapshots
People and Events That Shaped Christianity by Ralph E. MacKenzie by James Hitchcock

29.1—Jan/Feb, 2016

Fidei Defensor
Knowledge and Christian Belief
by Alvin Plantinga
by Graeme Hunter

29.1—Jan/Feb, 2016

Higher-Order Marriage

on Progressive Myths & Christianity's Deeper Revolution

by David J. Theroux

28.5—Sept/Oct, 2015

The Hobbit Redemption

Christian Heroism & Humility in the Work of J. R. R. Tolkien

by Jennifer Vaughan

28.4—July/Aug, 2015

Jewish Lewis Fans
on a Rabbi's Love for Mere Christianity by Clara Sarrocco

28.4—July/Aug, 2015

The Genuine Preacher

What All Clergy Can Learn from Billy Graham

by Robert Hart

28.3—May/June, 2015

Dumb Sheep

on the Truth About a Slanderous Accusation

by James S. Spiegel

28.3—May/June, 2015

Deep Convictions

on the Formation of Conscience for Good or Ill

by Robert Hart

28.3—May/June, 2015

The Other Americas
The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity by Todd Hartch by Leon J. Podles

28.2—March/April, 2015

Facing God

on Divine Worship & the Natural Limits of Community

by David Mills

27.6—Nov/Dec, 2014

Man Completed
Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image
by John Behr
by Alison Sailer Bennett

27.5—Sept/Oct, 2014

Food for Thought

on Growing Vegetables as a Primer in Moral Philosophy

by Rachel Lu

27.5—Sept/Oct, 2014

The Business of Spiritual Man
The Role of Christianity in Peter Drucker's Early Work by Hunter Baker

27.4—July/August, 2014

An Unexpected Apologist
on Robert W. Fogel & the Christian Legacy on Slavery by John Carpenter

27.3—May/June, 2014

The Essential Ascension
by Patrick Henry Reardon

27.3—May/June, 2014

More Sheep for Slaughter

The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution
by John L. Allen, Jr.

by Michael Avramovich

27.2—March/April, 2014

Our Final Draft
on the Revisionist Narrative of Christian Hope by Joshua Schulz

27.1—Jan/Feb, 2014

Forward Progress
Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society
by John Horvat II
by Allan C. Carlson

26.6—Nov/Dec, 2013

The Gnostic Evangelist
The Neo-Gnostic "Alternative Christianity" of Elaine Pagels by William J. Tighe

26.5—Sept/Oct, 2013

Lest Ye Forget The Covenant

asks, What Happened to the Ten Commandments?

by Mark R. Elliott

26.5—Sept/Oct, 2013

Christian Schools & Racial Realities

on Desegregation & the Rise of Christian Education in the South

by Hunter Baker

26.5—Sept/Oct, 2013

More than Schooling

The Perils of Pragmatism in Christian Attitudes Toward the Liberal Arts

by Robin Phillips

26.4—July/August, 2013

The Door to Paradise

A Christian Reflection on the Attractions & Shortcomings of Buddhism

by Franklin Freeman

26.4—July/August, 2013

Notes on the Sect System
on the Unchristian Maneuvers of the Sectarian Mind by S. M. Hutchens

26.3—May/June, 2013

The Thessalonian Brothers

The Legacy of the Mission of Cyril & Methodius 1,150 Years Later

by Mark Eliot Nuckols

26.3—May/June, 2013

Into All the World
Testing John Loftus's "Outsider Test for Faith" Shows Why There Are Billions of Christians Today by David Marshall

26.3—May/June, 2013

Readers & Believers

Inklings of Reality: Essays Toward a Christian Philosophy of Letters by Donald T. Williams

by Louis Markos

26.2—Mar/Apr, 2013

Body of Evidence

on Liberal Klingons & the Hard Facts of Christian Faith

by Donald T. Williams

26.2—Mar/Apr, 2013

All This in Remembrance

The History & Revelation of Anamnesis in Platonic, Jewish & Christian Thought

by Folke T. Olofsson

26.1—Jan/Feb, 2013

Sexual Iconoclasm

on Christian Honesty About the Harm of Fornication

by Russell D. Moore

25.5—Sept/Oct, 2012

Unsafe Sacrament

on Death in Baptism as a Necessary Prerequisite to Resurrection

by Paul Gregory Alms

25.5—Sept/Oct, 2012

United in Reverence
on Christian Orthodoxy & the Self-Revelation of God by Christopher Jackson

25.4—July/August, 2012

The Guilty Generation

on an Unnoticed Transformation of the Cause of Disease

by John Patrick

25.4—July/August, 2012

Fierce Charity

on the Christian's Duty to Be Strictly Loving

by S. M. Hutchens

25.4—July/August, 2012

Passing Through the Sirens

The Trials of the Christian Wayfarer in the World

by David Elliot

25.3—May/June, 2012

Just Sayin'

on What We Used to Know vs. What We Know Now

by Thomas Howard

25.3—May/June, 2012

A Rabbi's Error
on Jonathan Sacks’s Mistake About Christians by Patrick Henry Reardon

25.2—March/April, 2012

From Modernity To Auschwitz

The Secular & Anti-Christian Origins of the Holocaust

by Joe Keysor

25.1—Jan/Feb, 2012

The Medium Is the Mediator

The Christian Humanism of Marshall McLuhan

by James E. Person, Jr.

24.6—Nov/Dec, 2011

The Devil's Calendar

on a Stealthy Theft of Christian Holy Days

by Scott Wilson

24.6—Nov/Dec, 2011

Prodigal Cant

The Lord's Truth & the Casualty of Politics

by Anthony Esolen

24.6—Nov/Dec, 2011

Divine Morals
At the Roots of Christian Bioethics: Critical Essays on the Thought of H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.
edited by Ana Smith Iltis and Mark J. Cherry
by Joseph Huneycutt

24.5—Sept/Oct, 2011

The French Connection

The Many Parallels Between France’s Revolution & Today’s Anti-Christian Secularism

by James Hitchcock

24.5—Sept/Oct, 2011

Hear the Angel Voices
on the Versified Dogma of Christian Worship by Thomas Howard

24.5—Sept/Oct, 2011

The Way of St. James

My 500-Mile Pilgrimage on El Camino de Santiago

by Leon J. Podles

24.4—July/August, 2011

Christ & Culture, II
To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World
by James Davison Hunter
by J. Daryl Charles

24.3—May/June, 2011

Like, a Virgin?
on Christian Courtship & the Awkward Question of Sexual History by Russell D. Moore

24.2—March/April, 2011

Acquainted with Grief
on the Christian’s Final Word About Suffering by Daniel Boerman

24.2—March/April, 2011

Fast Long & Prosper
on Christian Asceticism & the Misguided Quest for Longevity by Todd T. Daly

24.1—January/February, 2011

Let No Man Join Together
An Orthodox Christian View of a Beseiged Sacrament by Vigen Guroian

24.1—January/February, 2011

Secular Grendel

Ruminations on the Monstrous Envy of the Soul-Devouring State

by Anthony Esolen

23.5—September/October, 2010

No Ado About Something

The Loss of a Christian Understanding of Virginity Is Pure Tragedy

by Eleanor Bourg Donlon

23.5—September/October, 2010

Father Urban’s Lesson
on Real Christianity for Losers by Thomas W. Jodziewicz

23.4—July/August, 2010

My Friend in Exile
American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile by Richard John Neuhaus by William L. Saunders

23.3—May/June, 2010

Marked Men

The Christian & the Tattoo

by S. M. Hutchens

23.2—March/April, 2010

Passover to Easter

On the Origins of the Primary Feast of the Christian Church

by William J. Tighe

22.7—September/October, 2009

Regensburg Left Behind

Christians Responding to Muslim Invitations Haven’t Been Listening to Benedict XVI

by J. Daryl Charles

22.6—July/August, 2009

Unhappy Fault

on the Integration of Anger into the Virtuous Life

by Leon J. Podles

20.9—November, 2007

Pilgrims Planted

The Patriot Loves His Land Because It Is a Shadow

by Anthony Esolen

18.10—December, 2005

A Mighty Child

on an Apostle’s Encounter with the Son’s Children

by Anthony Esolen

14.1—January/February, 2001

Missing Fathers of the Church

The Feminization of the Church & the Need for Christian Fatherhood

by Leon J. Podles

15.6—July/August, 2002

Indigenous Chic
Christianity & the Cult of Indigenous People by Mark Tooley

14.10—December, 2001

Passing on True Religion
on Islam, Christianity, and Moral Education by Louis R. Tarsitano

6.3—Summer, 1993

Christian Community

by Thomas S. Buchanan

1.2—Winter, 1987

The Christian Fast

A Twentieth Century Reconsideration

by James M. Kushiner

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Retaking Mars Hill

Paul Didn’t Build Bridges to Popular Culture by Russell D. Moore

31.5—September/October 2018

Errands into the Moral Wilderness

Forms of Christian Family Witness & Renewal by Allan C. Carlson

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