Fiction and the Moral Imagination

Russell Moore argues on his blog that Christians should take the time to read fiction : The Bible doesn’t simply address man as a cognitive process but as a complex image-bearer who recognizes truth not only through categorizing syllogisms but through imagination, beauty, wonder, awe. Fiction . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 3.26.13

Frances and Bernard Carlene Bauer, New York Times Beauty, Action, and Love Dominique Ovalle & Jen Grabarczyk, Other Journal The New American Haggadah Erika Meitner, Los Angeles Review of Books Missionaries of the Davos Culture Gordon N. Bardos, National Interest The Theology of Self-Destruction . . . . Continue Reading »

A Commuter’s Communion with God

A few weeks ago I was on the GO train to Toronto filled with morning commuters. I would shortly be arriving at Union Station, where I would then transfer to a VIA Rail train to Montréal. Although my mind was initially on the lecture I would be delivering at the end of my journey the following . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

R. R. Reno describes the meaning of marriage : We now see love between men and women as feelings of affection and desire that may feel strong but aren’t necessarily permanent. That’s because we’ve unraveled amorous feelings and the potent power of sexual desire from the enduring, . . . . Continue Reading »

Jesus, Jews, and the Father

“What Nostra Aetate failed to do was to tell the truth about the essence of God’s Grace and Mercy, the truth about our Salvation,” writes a reader of the weblog. ( Nostra Aetate is the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian . . . . Continue Reading »