Haunting particularities

A review of Marilynne Robinson

To meet others as God meets us—prickly and imprecise and difficult though we may sometimes be—is a kind of grace.


Someone else's liberation

One Good Book deserves another

Reading Exodus together with Isabel Wilkerson reminds me that the biblical story is not told from my point of view.


Hannah Arendt and Theology, by John Kiess

Balancing political realism with an openness to grace is not easy. But Arendt and Kiess propose just such a balance, so that “politics becomes the art of being born.”