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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021

Our Political Mission

34:5 — sept/oct 2021

Our Political Mission

It's Not What Some Think It Should Be
by J. Douglas Johnson

Columbus Overboard

34:5 — sept/oct 2021

Columbus Overboard

His Recent Voyage Off the Flat Earth of Revisionist Historians
by Alexander F. C. Webster

Waking Up on 9/11

34:5 — sept/oct 2021

Waking Up on 9/11

Christina Ray Stanton on a Firsthand Encounter with Terror & Conversion

Reading Beowulf, Magnifying Christ

34:5 — sept/oct 2021

Reading Beowulf, Magnifying Christ

What Tolkien Taught Me About the Gospels
by Gavin T. Richardson

Sexual Being

34:5 — sept/oct 2021

Sexual Being

The Love of Purity Opens Our Minds to a Radiant Mystery by Anthony Esolen

conference videos (see all)

October 12, 2018

Pastoring Young Men into Manhood

—Hans Jacobse

October 13, 2016

The Gnostic Revival

How Should the Body of Christ Respond?

—Robert P. George

October 11, 2019

Christian Community as the World's Leaven

—Leah Libresco Sargeant

from the archives on imagination (21 articles)

11.5—September/October 1998

Speaking the Truths Only the Imagination May Grasp

An Essay on Myth &“Real Life” by Stratford Caldecott

10.4—Fall 1997

Lessons from the Nursery

The Catholic Imagination Encounters Bambi by James L. Sauer

from the archives on family (81 articles)

23.1—January/February 2010

The Audacity of the State

It’s Bent on Bringing Down the House on the Family & the Church by Douglas Farrow

21.8—October 2008

Weed Free

on Tending a Child’s Garden of Influences by John Thompson

33.3—May/June 2020

Maternity as Theophany

Maternal Body: A Theology of Incarnation from the Christian East by Carrie Frederick Frost
Fertile Ground: A Pilgrimage Through Pregnancy by Laura S. Jansson by Agnes R. Howard

current columns

Illuminations

by Anthony Esolen

on Christian hymns

34.5 — September/October 2021

A Hero for Our Time

34.4 — July/August 2021

The Ring & the Gem

34.3 — May/June 2021

A Hymn for His Courts

(See all)

From Heavenly Harmony

by Ken Myers

on classical music

34.5 — September/October 2021

Unvain Repetition

34.4 — July/August 2021

The Orpheus of Amsterdam

34.3 — May/June 2021

Inspired with Godly Mirth

(See all)

A Thousand Words

by Mary Elizabeth Podles

on works of Christian art

34.5 — September/October 2021

Kintsugi Bowl

34.4 — July/August 2021

The Colossus of Constantine

(See all)

First Books

by Kathie Johnson

on books for children

34.5 — September/October 2021

Kindness & Gratitude

34.3 — May/June 2021

Values in Picture Books

34.1 — January/February 2021

Saints, Leprechauns & Bagpipes

(See all)

Mortal Remains

by S. M. Hutchens

on theology and culture

34.4 — July/August 2021

Church Cleaning

34.3 — May/June 2021

Why Liberals Are Smarter

(See all)

As It Is Written . . .

by Patrick Henry Reardon

on the bible and theology

34.5 — September/October 2021

The Atonement

34.4 — July/August 2021

Loving Others: Two Formulas

34.3 — May/June 2021

The First Priest

(See all)

past columns

Book Returns

by various authors

Touchstone looks back at recent "classics"
(2005-2009)

(See all)

The Leading Edge

by Phillip E. Johnson

on intelligent design & culture
(2001–2013)

20.6 — July/August 2007

They Are A-Changin’

22.8 — November/December 2009

Content with Truth

(See all)

Contours of Culture

by Ken Myers

on books & the spirit of the age
(2009-2014)

22.6 — July/August 2009

St. Paul's letter to Titus

(See all)

The Matter at Hand

by Leon J. Podles

on events of the day
(2002–2005)

15.9 — November 2002

The Comforting Doctrine of Hell

16.5 — June 2003

Naples & New Towns

(See all)

Practical Christianity

by Thomas S. Buchanan

pondering the Christian life
(1993–2004)

14.10 — December 2001

The Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude

14.9 — November 2001

Necessary Justice

11.2 — March/April 1998

Saying You’re Sorry

(See all)

Interviews

by various authors

Touchstone interviews with persons of interest

4.2 — Special Issue: The Bible 1991

Recovering the Spiritual Sense of the Scriptures

An Interview with Fr. Paul Quay, S.J.

22.8 — November/December 2009

Remains of the Swedes

An Interview with Bishop Göran Beijer of the Mission Province of the Church of Sweden

28.5 — Sept/Oct 2015

The Gospel Out of Egypt

Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church

(See all)

book reviews

32.4 — July/August, 2019

Then They Will Come for Us
Then They Came For Me: Martin Niemöller, The Pastor Who Defied the Nazis by Matthew D. Hockenos
A review by J. Daryl Charles

32.5 — September/October, 2019

A Dual Estrangement
Between Two Millstones: Sketches of Exile, 1974-1978 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
A review by James A. Altena

32.6 — November/December, 2019

Stargazers' Log
Chronicling the Golden Age of Astronomy: A History of Visual Observing from Harriot to Moore by Neil English
A review by Guillermo Gonzalez

32.4 — July/August, 2019

Novel Conversion
Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard by Cynthia L. Haven
A review by David K. Anderson

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