Witnesses in the cloud

Critics view genealogy as a kind of ersatz historiography, an individualistic reconstruction of the past. But there is more to family tree building.

Restored pilgrim paths

Over the last generation, the institution of pilgrimage has experienced a startling revival across what we often dismiss as secular Europe.

Writing the Christian Life

The essence of spiritual memoir

A memoir becomes explicitly Christian when it derives its literary power from the power of the gospel. It doesn't preach, it shows.

Rom-com in the flesh

Do Trainwreck and Catastrophe herald a resurrection of the rom-com genre? Or merely a grotesque reanimation?