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"A Broth of False and True": Frederick Buechner's <i>Godric</i>

“A Broth of False and True”: Frederick Buechner’s Godric

My friend John and I are the sole members of an organization we call “The Nerd Book Club.” Once a month or so, we grab coffee and talk about books we’ve always wanted to read but lacked the self-discipline to finish on our own. Recently, we committed to read a novel that has been on […]

Hidden Holiness: Marion's Invisible Saint

Hidden Holiness: Marion’s Invisible Saint

From a recently published essay collection on Saints, a zinger of a quote from French Catholic theologian Jean-Luc Marion’s “Invisibility of the Saint” explores the contradictions inherent in claiming to possess or even recognize holiness: Yet it is plain to see that, unlike in the matters of heroism or intelligence, [the conditions for recognizing these traits] cannot […]

U2: Seekers to Saints to Sinners to Saved (by Grace)--Part 1

U2: Seekers to Saints to Sinners to Saved (by Grace)–Part 1

Part 1: Seekers Everyone knows that Bono, lead singer for U2, is an outspoken Christian. But do you know the story behind the band’s faith? Bono, Larry Mullen (drums), and Edge (guitar), were all members of a Christian community in Dublin called Shalom in the late 1970s and early 1980s. While in high school, they […]