When Search Engines Get Political

Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It’s only right and proper for Google to commemorate the event with one of their famous doodles. But when I pulled up Google this morning, I didn’t think of MLK. As soon as I saw the . . . . Continue Reading »

Droga Krzy?owa

In today’s On the Square , George Weigel discusses a modern innovation in the Stations of the Cross that is not only not terrible, but actually very moving: Outside the church, the priests and people of Pasierbiec have done something quite remarkable, however: they’ve recently . . . . Continue Reading »

When I Was a Child, I Used to Read as a Child

In today’s On the Square , Ashley Thorne considers the wisdom in giving children child-sized versions of great books; it not only introduces them to great literature early in life, but gives them the ability to read and appreciate it once they are no longer children: When I was assigned [ . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 8.28.13

Seeing Colonial North America Through a Glass, Darkly Matthew Hale, Library of Law & Liberty Is Anglicanism a Variant of Lutheranism? Anthony Sacramone, Strange Herring More on the Religion-Intelligence Connection Jordan Monge, Christianity Today The Era of Nationalism Paul R. Pillar, National . . . . Continue Reading »

Syria and What is Good

I thought John Kerry did a beautiful job, a presidential job, trying to convince the American people and the world that we ought to go to war against Syria.  Really brilliant, save one problem, that we would be siding with Al Qaeda in the conflict.  Or rather, not siding with them as much . . . . Continue Reading »

The Question of Truth

In his excellent posts from Monday ( Celibacy Is Not the Gospel  and  Celibacy in Light of the Resurrection ), Wes attempted to respond to the following concern: “If we’re going to ask gay Christians to give up gay sex, that self-denial must be demonstrably  good  for . . . . Continue Reading »

Christ with the Damned

In his column yesterday , Stephen Webb argues that von Balthasar’s view of the descent into hell is incorrect, but not for the usual reasons. Webb agrees with von Balthasar that Christ enters the abode of the damned, but argues that he comes to preach, not to suffer. Based on his experience . . . . Continue Reading »

Imagine There’s No Internet

One of our new junior fellows, J. David Nolan, considers the internet in his piece for today’s On the Square : My fear is that the unstructured nature of many online browsing patterns runs counter to any sort of discipline, spiritual or otherwise. The Internet exploits—delightfully and . . . . Continue Reading »