Luminous at the end

My sister’s last 40 days

Modern medicine makes it difficult to die. Often, treatment seems to prolong not living so much as dying. With no earthly hope, Regan was spared all this.

Counting the faithful

One practical lesson of the Pew report is on the crucial need for mainliners to focus on passing the faith on to the next generation.

Desired things

Be humble. Think of the imagination of God that brought creation into being; there could have been nothing.

Late and great

Penelope Fitzgerald wrote her first novel at 60 and became famous at 80. "How does she do it?" asked A. S. Byatt. Hermione Lee tries to answer.


Reflections of the Lectionary

Reflections on the Lectionary

Trinity Sunday

May 31, 2015

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