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Elizabeth Kirkland Cahill is an author, lecturer, and Biblical scholar.  She holds degrees from Harvard (Classics), Oxford (English Language and Literature), and Yale Divinity School (Religion, with a concentration in Hebrew Bible).  She is the co-author, with Joseph Papp, of Shakespeare

Arts & Culture Books
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillApril 25, 2017
In the spirit of the planting season, I offer tips for growing strong readers.
Faith The Good Word
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillDecember 24, 2016
As Advent hurtles towards a close, it is my hope that our readings have illuminated the freedom we find in the commitment to prayer.
Faith The Good Word
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillDecember 23, 2016
The relationship with Christ that we cultivate through prayer is grounded in his complete understanding of who we are, down to speaking our very name.
Arts & Culture Books
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillDecember 22, 2016
Maura Clarke might appear to have been a loser in the fight for human dignity. Not so.
Faith The Good Word
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillDecember 22, 2016
In our lives, ’tis a gift to be humble, but not a gift that many of us have.
Faith The Good Word
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillDecember 20, 2016
As we share our feelings of dread and sadness in prayer, we ask God to lift us up to a place of gladness.
The Good Word
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillDecember 20, 2016
The Bible furnishes us with countless examples of servants of God whose initial query is, “How can this be?” So it was with Mary, so it is with us.
Nativity of John Baptist, 15 c, Hermitage
The Good Word
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillDecember 19, 2016
Sometimes we face a praying slump. We just feel...dry, unproductive, and empty.
"Rembrandt Dream of Joseph" (1645) photo: Wikimedia Commons
The Good Word
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillDecember 18, 2016
Often, God’s plan is underway well before we understand it.
Faith The Good Word
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillDecember 17, 2016
There are many people who have gone before us, both in our biological and spiritual families, who have quietly and obscurely served God, loved others, and increased the amount of good in the world.