In his memoire, Confessions, St. Augustine famously describes his life’s lowest point. One afternoon, while taking inventory of his misery, Augustine is overcome. He has a public meltdown. Crouching under a tree, sobbing uncontrollably, he pours out his heart. Eventually, he blames heaven for his predicament. “How long, O God,” asks Augustine, “will you be angry?” […]
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May 27th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City
December 10th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Faith and the City
What are you reading? Every year, as Christmas approaches, I find myself drawn to various classic (and not-so-classic, but still wonderful) stories that capture the season for me. I like to read W.H. Auden’s “For the Time Being”—a powerful poem written during the dark days of the blitzkrieg in London in World War II. It […]
June 18th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Faith and the City
June 18, 2010 One of my favorite things about the summer is reading. Over the course of the year, a stack of books grows in my office. I add to the pile when I get recommendations from you, or when I come across a good review in The Christian Century, or when an email from a […]