Spring 2011

Volume 19, Number 4+




Through the Editor's Eyes

The Last Word

Catherine Groves

Christian*New Age Quarterly devotes itself to nonfiction explorations of the relationship between new age spiritualities and Christianity. So what's an editorial about the importance of story in our lives doing in a journal like this? "Having The Last Word" explores the ways in which fiction can be an ideal venue for expressing spiritual premises — or tackling controversial issues. Drawing from the rich plenty of Star Trek allows Catherine Groves to blend the serious challenges to dialog with snippets of lighthearted humor. Oh, and what is that "Last Word"? We're not about to let the cat out of the bag!

A Pensive Pause

Three Funerals and a Wedding

 John W. Groff, Jr.

This issue's blast from the past is one of Catherine Groves' personal favorites. Liturgical blunders were the subject of Father John W. Groff, Jr.'s "Pensive Pause" in our July-September 2002 C*NAQ. A delightfully humorous reflection from the insider's perspective, this essay names the specter crouching to pounce on the unsuspecting parish priest. Whether you're layman, clergy or simple spectator, this one is too much fun to miss — even the second time around!

The Letters Library

C*NAQ readers speak out

An exciting array of topics graces this issue's "Letters Library," with contributions by Judith Eir Landaiche, Father John W. Groff, Jr., and Reverend David Brock. Frank Jakubowsky expounds on ideas provoked by Robert M. Price's "The Retreat from Radical Prayer," which was featured in the Winter 2010 issue of C*NAQ. And Wendell E. Wilkinson discusses how time-honored spiritual classics, such as the novels of Hermann Hesse, have taken precedence in his life over science fiction; then Wilkinson delves into a gamut of subjects, from myth to reductionism to ufology.


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