March 2, 2009

Vol. 200 No. 7Whole No. 4847 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Lift High the Cross

Students returning to class this semester at Boston College found a surprise: crucifixes adorning their classrooms.

Generation S
Can we build a culture of service?

Articles

The World By Chair
Karen Sue Smith

Armchair travel no doubt began before there were either armchairs or travel, as we think of them today.

Lessons of the Camino
Arthur Paul Boers
What I learned from secular seekers on the way to Compostela
Try a Little Kindness
Peter Schineller
This Lent and every Lent, we Christians profess that “the kindness and generous love of God our Savior has appeared” (Ti 3:4).

Books and Culture

Books
Fyodor's World
Paul J. Contino
Rowan Williams on the faith of Dostoevsky
Books
History and Memory
John Jay Hughes
John Lukacs' 'Last Rites,' reviewed
Books
Fyodor's World
Paul J. Contino
Rowan Williams considers Dostoevsky's Christianity
Film
Grappling with Reality
Richard A. Blake
Darren Aronofsky's 'The Wrestler' provides a meditation on morality

Columns and Departments

The Word
Faithfulness
Barbara E. Reid
Columns
Toughness and Tears
Kyle T. Kramer
Most men--myself included--are tough nuts to crack.
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Letters
Letters

Web Only

  America on Lectio Divina
John B. Klassen
In the March 9 issue of America Patrick and Claudette McDonald make the case that married couples should cultivate the ancient practice of lectio divina to ground their relationship in Gods love. Over the years, America has published several articles on lectio divina. A selection appears below: Ever Ancient, Ever New: Lectio divina is not just for monastics anymore.