Katie Manning

The Book of Fists

Katie Manning was tired of the Bible being used as a weapon against other people, so she started taking language from the Bible and using it to make poems.

Marina Hofman

Retelling Hagar’s Story: Reading Trauma in Genesis 16

My husband and I were in a head-on vehicle collision north of Toronto on Highway 69 at a combined speed of about 125 miles per hour. We survived what was a fatal crash for the driver who hit us, but I was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder, suffered a brain injury, experienced significant physical injuries, […]

Tripp York

Show Me that Smile Again (Or, Mike Seaver Gets Boned)

Kirk Cameron is at it again. America’s leading . . . um . . . uh . . . wait, what . . . what has he done, again? What are his credentials? His area of expertise? Surely, there is a reason why his voice is being privileged over other human beings who are actually […]

M. Leary

Tree of Life as Biblical Theology

The Tree of Life is not my favorite Malick film. It is a great experience, and it is saturated with great thoughts about fatherhood, sonship, and the cosmic significance of what happens to us as children. But it lacks the continental vigor that gave birth to Days of Heaven and decades later, The New World, which […]

David Grumett

Digesting the Word: A Tryptic and Proposal on Dietary Choice

This essay reflects upon the fascinating painting by Velázquez Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, discusses the current Roman Catholic rules of abstinence, and considers the curious fact that these are less rigorous than those adopted by vegetarians and many others in secular society.