Eric T. Styles is rector of Carroll Hall, an undergraduate residential community at the University of Notre Dame. He writes on theology, liturgy, culture and the performing arts. Since 2013 he has also been a collaborator with Afro House, a music-driven performance art ensemble based in Baltimore.


Politics & SocietyShort Take
Eric T. Styles
The prospect of a new life for this hymn heard in churches and assemblies across the country at once causes me discomfort and piques my interest. What can this song mean for a nation in peril?
Arts & CultureIdeas
Eric T. Styles
Christ joined and redeemed the whole human family in all of our complex and beautiful diversity.
Eric T. Styles
Not only is “Blackbird” a classic; in the voice of a gifted black artist, it can be prophetic