Esther’s Mystery

We obsess over royalty. Where they exist as a political heritage, our public spaces bear their names, and their weddings and deaths are attended by millions. Where monarchy was been expunged, royalty survives as dynasties in our political parties, and are memorialized as colleges and transit routes. As Christians, we should feel tension in that … Continue reading Esther’s Mystery

Manifesting the New Jerusalem

St. Thomas Aquinas, the authority relied upon by living theologians, did his exegesis of the Bible line-by-line. When he got to the Book of Revelation, he became despondent. When supporters asked him why he was not continuing his work, he responded (I paraphrase)"Everything I have done to this point has been error." Jesus said that … Continue reading Manifesting the New Jerusalem