Walking to Jerusalem with Jesus, and Putting Up With a Lot
by Elizabeth Scalia . August 21, 2020 .
Shebna and Peter: The Nature of Authority
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 23, 2020 .
In the twenty-second chapter of the book of the prophet Isaiah, we find the prophet’s only criticism of an individual. The man in the prophet’s crosshairs is a certain Shebna, who is described as “master of the palace.” He is a high-ranking authority in the government of the people. This…
A Chapter That Changed My Life: Wendell Berry’s “Jayber Crow”
by Andrew Petiprin . August 17, 2020 .
Shadows and Light: Junípero Serra, Mission, and the Colonial Mind
by Jared Zimmerer . August 13, 2020 .
Israel Is Chosen for the World
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 16, 2020 .
One of the most distinctive (and scandalous) qualities of ancient Israelite religion is the insistence that Israel is the specially chosen people of God. Now, especially today, we have a problem with this sort of language; we much prefer the attitude of inclusivity. Well, this tension is not just a…