The Dispatch

Of Gods and Men

December 11, 2018 Amy Welborn 1

[Editor’s note: On Saturday, December 8, 19 men and women martyred in Algeria between 1994 and 1996 were beatified during a Mass in Oran. Among them were seven Trappist monks from Tibhirine, who were the […]


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 […]


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 […]


Walker Percy at 100

May 27, 2016 Amy Welborn 1

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 […]