Word on Fire

  • Saved By a Stick
    on April 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Some people are called to be a good sailor. Some people have a calling to be a good tiller of the land. Some people are called to be a good friend. You have to be the best at whatever you are called at. Whatever you do. It’s about confidence, not arrogance. — Bob Dylan My grandfather […]

  • Jared Zimmerer and Dr. Matt Nelson: A Conversation on the Bible
    on April 23, 2019 at 12:00 am

    In light of the upcoming release of the brand new course in the Word on Fire Institute, “How ‘Nones’ Misread the Bible” we thought we would sit down to discuss the Bible and its role in evangelization. This course is taught by Dr. Anthony Pagliarini of Notre Dame University […]

  • Cultivating our ‘Eulogy Self’
    on April 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Recently, a death arose that brought me back to Brian Doyle’s bittersweet essay, Notes from a Wake. An Irish priest had passed. Amid photographs and a chalice, whiskey and a few fine cigars smoked “on a side porch under a cedar tree [by] a dozen men and two women,” family, friends […]

  • Easter: The Significance of Sunday Morning
    on April 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    “She hears, upon that water without a sound, a voice that cries, ‘The tomb in Palestine is not the porch of spirits lingering. It is the grave of Jesus where he lay…’” Somber words. One should say, inappropriate words for Easter Sunday. They come from the American […]

  • Making Ready for the Holy: “A Man Will Meet You . . .“
    on April 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

    A short fiction inspired by Luke 22:10. She guided the tiny mouse out of its corner with a gentle nudge of her broom, laughing as she teased it this way and that, helping the frightened creature find its way out the door, down the steps and into a street teeming with merchants hawking apples and […]


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