A Madman’s Will: John Randolph, Four Hundred Slaves, and the Mirage of Freedom

A tragic ending to a story may be all the more reason to read it, especially when that story is true. Almost four hundred enslaved Virginians should have been freed upon the death of John Randolph in 1833. However, contestants to the will kept the enslaved in limbo for almost […]

One Long Listening: A Memoir of Grief, Friendship, and Spiritual Care

In the waning days of struggling with illness and preparing for the inevitable, a chaplain can serve as a guide to achieving spiritual comfort and healing. Readers are offered a glimpse into chaplaincy through one long listening, Chenxing Han’s poetic memoir relaying her wonderings and reflections as a student at […]