Monthly Archives: October 2013

The search for silence

Sara Maitland, meet Dorothy Gale, who said at the end: “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with!” Today I read a review of a book by Sara Maitland, A Book of Silence, in […]

Credentials of faith

If one woman can be required to carry papers proving she’s Muslim and that she has permission to wear a hijab, what ought any of the rest of us be required to produce to prove we’re Christian (or an adherent of any other religion) and have permission to wear a sign of our faith? Melona […]

On the power of faith

A boy named James wanted to be the most famous – and the wealthiest – maker and seller of cheese in the world, so he started a small business with a little wagon and a pony named Paddy. After making his cheese, he would load his wagon, and he and Paddy would drive into the […]