Barry Casey taught religion, philosophy, ethics, and communications for 37 years at universities in Maryland and Washington, DC. He is now retired and writing in Burtonsville, Maryland. More of the author’s writing can be found on his blog, Dante’s Woods. Email him at [email protected]. His first book, Wandering, Not Lost: Essays on Faith, Doubt, and Mystery, is now available.
Can suffering be healed by beauty? Does it dishonor the gravity of the situation to try?
What we know of God is what he has chosen to make known to us. In spite of our limitations, we have spoken in myriad languages, during thousands of years, of the One who calls us to rejoice in our...
I had a recurring dream as a child, one that continued well into my adulthood, showing up every few years, as if to say, “I'm still here. I’ll be here as long as you are.”
Religion is the locus of some of the most heinous acts of human beings, but it also gives us humans at their most sublime.