Bible Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

The Story of Ruth

A beautiful exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum explores what this ancient figure can teach us about loyalty and redemption.

The Beauty of Belonging

Everyday aesthetic judgment is profoundly rooted in the sense of community, and also forms a part of the collective effort whereby communities are brought into being and maintained in equilibrium.

Acts and Us

The book of Acts reminds us that salvation history and what we call “world history” don’t run on parallel tracks. Salvation history—the story of Israel and the story of the Church—is the inner dynamic or core of world history, whether world history recognizes that or not.

A Museum for Which to be Thankful

Three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, we now have a striking witness, in architecture, art, and artifact, to the enduring power of the Word of God.

Is High Culture a Luxury, or a Necessity?

From fine art to music, enjoying high culture has largely been seen as a reserve for leisure time – but in truth, it’s an essential element of everyday life.

Christmas and Living Beyond Fear

The archangel Gabriel encouraged Mary and Joseph to trust in God.

Bob Dylan’s Biblical Imagination

Most of the conversation that followed Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in Literature missed perhaps the most important window into the work of the great poet: that his poetry is deeply, profoundly shaped by the Bible.

Biblical Preaching and Healing the Culture

If Catholics in the United States are going to be healers of our wounded culture, we’re going to have to learn to see the world through lenses ground by biblical faith.

Christmas and a World Upside-Down

Seeing the world through the gospels and their unique optic on reality helps bring what the world mistakenly calls “the real world” into clearer focus. That kind of “seeing” begins at Christmas.

Themes for Surviving “Ordinary Time”

The profound truths of the biblical text provide a unique optic on the here-and-now and help the people of the Church “see” the world and their lives more clearly by piercing through the regnant fog of cultural confusion