Blogging Like Erasmus

The Economist , where coverage of religion in the past has ranged vastly from snarky and ill-informed to  perceptive and subtle , has launched a new blog on the intersection of religion and public policy. Dubbed “Erasmus,” it will have a particular focus on religious freedom . . . . Continue Reading »

Choose Your Pope!

For those of you who don’t have the kinds of friends I do and therefore haven’t gotten this link several times already: Lutheran Satire presents Choose Your Pope!  It’s a truly ecumenical gesture. . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

David Bentley Hart on the natural law : There is a long, rich, varied, and subtle tradition of natural law theory, almost none of which I find especially convincing, but most of which I acknowledge to be—according to the presuppositions of the intellectual world in which it was . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 2.28.13

Realism Is Not Reality Daniel Siedell, Books & Culture Persecution in China Is Very Real Bob Fu, Christianity Today Why Does Death Still Surprise Us? Trevin Wax,  Kingdom People Pope and Oscar, Body and Spirit Lorenzo Albacete,  Il Sussidiario Aquinas and Everyday Emotions David . . . . Continue Reading »

Release the Doves!

“I was glad to have hit the first home run in this park. God only knows who will hit the last,” said Babe Ruth of the old Yankee stadium.  Technically that was José Molina, but I like to think it was Benedict XVI.  While we’re all swapping tales, I saw him in that . . . . Continue Reading »