Three brief extracts: how Christians & non-Christians see us; French social thermalism; and the difference in sermons at Pearl Harbor and 9/11.
A sermon Denis preached about how the world is broken, and we are fallen, but God is doing a new, life-giving thing and has given us credible reasons for hope.
Sometimes our true selves are best revealed when there are no onlookers. No obvious onlookers, anyway.
Two books, a compendium of short pieces on the art and ideas that propelled America to prominence between 1945-1968, and a biography of St. Paul.
Fiction Briefly Noted: Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel, 2014) & “Matryona’s House” (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1971)
A dystopian science fiction novel and a Russian short story help us focus on what matters most.
Books Noted: Saving Us (Katherine Hayhoe, 2021) and Calvinism for a Secular Age (Jessica Joustra & Robert Joustra, 2022)
Two helpful books. One helps us talk Christianly about climate change and the other helps us think Christianly about all of life and culture.
Social media will not go away, so we need to revisit the question of how to be faithful in our use of it.
In Lifting the Veil, poet, priest, and scholar Malcolm Guite restores the imagination to its rightful place in Christian faithfulness.
None of us are equally proficient in demonstrating every fruit of the Spirit—and that reveals where we need to grow as followers of Jesus.
Most books on moral philosophy are dense and dry, requiring us to slog through turgid prose and convoluted logic. Except this one.