Online Essays and Reviews

I write semi-regularly at the Front Porch Republic.

An Exile’s Suitcase: A.E. Stallings’s This Afterlife.” Plough. May 2023.

Dying to the Indispensable Self.” Christianity Today. February 2023.

Media-Friendly Sins of Other People.” Plough. November 2022.

No More ‘Normal.’ How to Live after the COVID Apocalypse.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 2022.

Why You Should Pay Attention to Local, Not Just National, History.” Lyceum Movement. March 2022.

What to Do with News: Learning Wisdom at Walden Pond.” Desiring God. January 2022.

How Tech Reform Diminishes Us.” The New Atlantis. Winter 2022.

To Fit and to Fix: The Moral Imagination of Alexander McCall Smith.” Plough. September 2021.

Labours of Love.” Comment. May 2021.

Forming Redemptive Communities Outside the Digital Public Sphere.” Theopolis. March 2021. I also wrote a brief follow-up to a discussion regarding this essay: “Seeing Clearly and Making Do.”

Pilgrimage and the News: Journeying Together toward God.” Fare Forward. March 2021.

In What Sense Abundant? (a response to Matt Frost)” The New Atlantis. Fall 2020.

Going Dark.” Breaking Ground. 29 September 2020. This essay was collected in the printed volume that resulted from this project.

Turn Aside: The Poetic Vision of R. S. Thomas.” Plough Quarterly. 25 August 2020.

What I Stand For is What I Stand On,” a review of Library of America’s What I Stand On: The Collected Essays of Wendell Berry 1969–2017, by Wendell Berry. Plough Quarterly. 26 March 2019.

The Rooted Faith in Wendell Berry’s Fiction,” with Jack Baker. The Gospel Coalition. 13 March 2018.

Patiently Learning to Belong,” a review of the Library of America’s Port William Novels and Stories: The Civil War to World War II, by Wendell Berry. The University Bookman. 4 February 2018.

Rev. of Awaiting the King, by James K. A. Smith. Mere Orthodoxy. 20 November 2017.

Rev. of Wendell Berry and the Given Life, by Ragan Sutterfield. Christianity Today. April 2017.

Rev. of 99 Poems: New and Selected, by Dana Gioia. Books and Culture, October 2016.

Baseball: Practices for Coming Home,” First Things. 30 August 2016.

Reading Wendell Berry in the National Parks,” National Parks Traveler. 31 July 2016.

Eating as Discipleship,” Comment. 28 July 2016.

Rev. of You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit, by James K. A. SmithMere Orthodoxy, April 2016.

Rev. of From Nature to Creation: A Christian Vision for Understanding and Loving Our World, by Norman Wirzba. Books and Culture (Jan/Feb 2016): 5.

A Way of Happening,” Curator Magazine. 14 December 2015.

Rev. of Twisted Shapes of Light, by William Jolliff. Windhover, July 2015.

Rev. of An Introduction to Christian Environmentalism: Ecology, Virtue, and Ethics, by Kathryn D. Blanchard and Kevin J. O’Brien. EcoTheo Review, April 2015.

Rev. of Sunshine Wound, by L. S. Klatt. Books and Culture, 2014.

The Taste of Strawberries: Tolkien’s Imagination of the Good,” Christ and Pop Culture Magazine: Beauty’s Allure 2.16. 8 August, 2014.