American Soundings

The Eucharist gives us innumerable gifts, but we may think of its power especially in terms of three.
December 4, 2013
It’s not clear whether Walt will violently lose his life in the Breaking Bad finale. It is bitter irony and justice that he will lose his family.
September 28, 2013
The answer that comes out of a tornado is not the kind of answer we want—or at least not one that responds to our agonized questions.
July 15, 2013
Terrence Malick has become the psalmist of film. His characters continually ask the fundamental questions of theological pursuit.
June 21, 2013
One of the premier pleasures of reading is finding a new author. I recently discovered George Saunders's comic touch and sympathetic characters.
May 24, 2013
When I cling to anxieties or resentments, my whole body is like a clenched fist. Contemplative prayer requires unclenching it.
April 25, 2013