Arts & Essays: Spirituality & Faith

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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    February 04, 2020

    Fear Not

    For many, religion is what they turn to when suffering overwhelms.
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  • Written By: Corey Farr
    February 03, 2020

    A Christian Reads the Tao te Ching:...

    About six months ago, I discovered the Tao te Ching, an ancient book of Chinese wisdom and spirituality that has dramatically influenced my spiritual...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    January 28, 2020

    Communion at Calais

    We don’t always know what we should do in life and often others can’t tell us. If we have to ask, the thinking goes, we probably don’t belong there....
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    January 21, 2020

    Apocalypse When?

    The tragic view of life takes account of the world’s pain, remembers it, and honors it. To live as much as possible without adding to the pain of...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    January 14, 2020

    I Am Seeing You

    To see someone is to gaze at the speed of light as singular particles reflecting color coalesce into the figure of the one we love. 
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    January 07, 2020

    Immaculate Naïveté

    With an immaculate naiveté, Adam will trust the flying, whirling, wind-blown muscular God, who has launched himself across the heavens, surrounded by...
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  • Written By: Alisa Williams
    December 31, 2019

    Editor’s Choice: 10 Noteworthy Articles...

    Though it’s our breaking news stories that garner the most attention each year, for over 50 years Spectrum has been dedicated to carving out space...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    December 31, 2019

    Poetry and Joy at the End of Days

    This was part of my joy, the pouring of poetry into my life and the discovery of how essential it has become for my spiritual well-being.
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    December 24, 2019

    On The Receiving End

    At Christmas time we give gifts. Parents teach their little children how to do it by buying gifts the child can give to teachers and friends. We...
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  • Written By: Dennis Hollingsead
    December 20, 2019

    The Second Thief

    Have you ever wondered about who the second thief was, his background, parents, childhood, and why he didn’t respond to Jesus like the first thief?
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