Books

Reading Silence for the first time

December 14, 2016 Amy Welborn 1

In a few weeks, Martin Scorsese’s long-awaited adaptation of the novel Silence will go into wide release. Scorsese’s interest in the story of 17th-century Jesuit missionaries in Japan goes back decades, and the questions it […]

History

Women and the Protestant Reformation

November 30, 2016 Amy Welborn 0

At the end of October 2016, Pope Francis traveled to Lund, Sweden. He was there to commemorate the beginning of a momentous anniversary: five hundred years since Martin Luther’s posting of his “95 Theses” on […]

Opinion

Be Joyful Or Else

September 26, 2016 Amy Welborn 0

A Birmingham-based writer and acquaintance of mine had a piece about mental illness and faith published in the Washington Post today. It’s very good, and I’d recommend anyone in any kind of pastoral ministry read it: The […]

Essay

Walker Percy at 100

May 27, 2016 Amy Welborn 0

Did you ever wake up in the morning and wonder just what has gone wrong? Yes, I know. The water runs clearly, friendly faces chat about good news, pills slaughter your germs, back seats bulge […]