The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
In her writing, O'Connor made belief believable.
Opinion | Discipleship
Three Ways Catholic Tradition Bolstered My Protestant FaithSubscriber access only
When a Swedish pastor’s conversion made recent news, I remembered my own draw to the church.
Flickr. 0; tweet; link; email; print. Ulf Ekman, the pastor of a prominent megachurch in Sweden, recently announced his conversion to Catholicism. Some
How Mother Teresa Changed Missions
Every outreach-oriented believer should know the secret of the 'Saint of Calcutta.'
How Mother Teresa Changed Missions. Every outreach- oriented believer should know the secret of the 'Saint of Calcutta.'. Rebecca Samuel Shah, guest writer.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Shared Savior, Split TraditionsSubscriber access only
Why I try to be generous to Christians who see some important things differently.
Only a few years later, I witnessed a number of classmates from my Baptist alma mater “converting” to Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism, Lutheranism, or Eastern Orthodoxy.
Opinion | Sexuality
The Feminist Fight Against AbortionSubscriber access only
Hearing from the progressive and pro-woman Christians siding with life.
Elizabeth Esther, a convert to Catholicism (who has contributed to Her.meneutics), weighed in on Twitter: I am a progressive Christian, and I am not silent. I am horrified.
Opinion | Sexuality
Not All Vulnerability Is BraveSubscriber access only
We don’t have to expose our deepest secrets with every speech and blog post.
childhood rape and her mother's mental breakdown in The Liars' Club, setting the stage for two more memoirs on sexual awakenings (Cherry) and alcoholism-cum-Catholicism (Lit, a
Opinion | Pop Culture
Poetry of the Penitent HeartSubscriber access only
The groundbreaking writer Anne Vaughan Lock worshipped with her pen.
spiritual matters. In 1555, Lock's hometown of London was not a safe place for those who refused to conform to the reestablishment of Catholicism. Those
Opinion | Pop Culture
The Great Big Her.meneutics Summer Reading ListSubscriber access only
Beyond chick lit: Books actually worth reading and savoring during lazy summer days.
Hackel, a University of California historian, takes a thorough look at the Spanish Franciscan father who brought Catholicism to California and the effect it had on native populations.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Raised in a Christian CultSubscriber access only
‘Girl at the End of the World’ adds to an important line of ex-fundamentalist survivor stories.
Esther reports that counseling, medication, time, and a mustard seed of faith in Christ that survived the dysfunction of her childhood has grown into a connection with Catholicism.
Opinion | Church
Lent Isn't Just About YouSubscriber access only
Why one Catholic writer went on a mission to do more than self-improve.
Why one Catholic writer went on a mission to do more than self-improve.
Opinion | Sexuality
What the Benedict Papacy Meant for WomenSubscriber access only
Communication is key to the pope's legacy
Communication is key to the pope's legacy.
Opinion | Sexuality
How God Makes Beauty from BarrennessSubscriber access only
What I learned from three female saints who never bore children—physical ones, anyway.
What I learned from three female saints who never bore children—physical ones, anyway.
Opinion | Pop Culture
The Brave Women of the Catholic ChurchSubscriber access only
The Catholic Church abuse stories are exasperating, but a few lay writers give me hope.
Christianity shares this idea—the word made flesh. Of all the Christian denominations, no one does more bloody, impassioned showing than Catholicism.".
Opinion | Pop Culture
The Best Christian Halloween PartySubscriber access only
Along with hell houses and harvest fests, might evangelicals consider celebrating All Saints' Day?
Along with hell houses and harvest fests, might evangelicals consider celebrating All Saints' Day?
Opinion | Church
Why I Envy Young NunsSubscriber access only
What a remarkably large class of young Catholic nuns-in-training taught this Protestant.
What a remarkably large class of young Catholic nuns-in-training taught this Protestant.