Pulpit to the Pew

Objects Are Closer — And Hairier— Than They Appear

  I cut my own hair. Certain openings are immune from happy endings, right? My getting and...

Communion of Desire

  As the “Make America Construct Again” bill has ground to a halt, it’s easy...

Nick Underhill: A Billet-Doux from Me to You

  Who dat?! I am warming up my windpipe for “Domecoming: 2021 Edition,” but, after three...

New Orleans: A movable, in-between feast

  New Orleans is an in-between place. Life holds hands with death. Round the way...

There’s no replacement for Church

  When did you feel your Freon kiss? This is no idle question in our neck...

Waiting for Bergoglio

  All summer I’ve been thinking about the most notable performance of Wendell Pierce’s career....

Life on Generator Power: Waiting for a city to love its...

  We’ll return to our regularly scheduled, coming-of-age segment next week. But seeing that we’re...

Ringing Relief: From the Pulpit to the Altar

  Experience is the best teacher. Amen to that. Also: Learn Chinese. Children, Hai-zi 孩子 I’ll take...

God or the Girl, and Other False Distinctions

  During my two years in college seminary, one reality show proved must-see TV. As Mr....

Steppin’ Out: A Billet-Doux from Me to You

  As the funeral procession of Fair Grounds personality Allen “Black Cat” Lacombe turned for...

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