A review of Cormac McCarthy’s two final novels, The Passenger and Stella Maris. Brilliant stories, brilliantly told about the deeply human quest for meaning.
A debate is raging in the culture wars over the story of America. The Church has something to say into this debate because we have been given a model in the Story of Scripture.
In the novel Trust, Hernan Diaz demonstrates that hearing a story that seems believable and plausible is not sufficient to know it is true. We need to hear the other side.
Four excerpts from my reading: On Taylor Smith; on bridging progressive / conservative divides; on MAGA’s rage and joy; & on the interest in tarot among Nones.
In this highly recommended book, a Christian philosopher helps us understand how God intends us to live faithfully as his creatures in time.
When Jesus saw the lost crowds, he had compassion on them. Do we see them with love? Or do we see some of those different from ourselves as contemptible?
The follower of Jesus is called to be a person of hope. Pessimism about the state of things doesn’t help.
America has a serious problem with guns, and the followers of Jesus can take the lead on thinking this issue through. Three articles for discussion.
Three extracts from my reading: On trivialization of faith; on caring for the earth which is the Lord’s; and on when entertainment shapes life.
In this sermon I reflect on Psalm 130, and the calling of God that we flourish, not languish, in waiting. Doing so makes us people of hope.