Corporeal Justice at Princeton

Friends, You may have seen the news of Princeton's courageous decision to rename the “masters” of its residential colleges as “heads” in response to the unrest at Missouri, Yale, etc. As an alumnus/a/x of the university, I wholly support this decision. Given that Princeton has mostly . . . . Continue Reading »

Saving Willy Loman

The focus on the increase in death rates for white Americans between ages 45-54 in the media obscures equally troubling results in Anne Case and Angus Deaton’s recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 11.13.15

Speaking Truth to Pain
Noah Millman, American Conservative

The Priest and the Pieces of Christ's Body he Protects
Elizabeth Scalia, Aleteia

Rene Girard Remembered
Artur Rosman, Patheos

Chicago nun wins ‘Chopped,' hopes it will help spotlight ‘issue of hunger'
Manya Brachear Pashman, Chicago Tribune

“Why Hold a Child Hostage to My Doubts?”
Ruth Graham, Slate

In Lieu of Female Deacons, a Proposal
Jenna M. Cooper, J.C.L., Crisis

If Nietzsche Wrote Batman, It Would Look Like ‘Gotham’
Brian Boyd, Acculturated

Use the Buycott

As the Indiana RFRA episode last spring demonstrated all-too-well, corporate America is no longer non-partisan. When it comes to social issues, it has responded to pressure from social progressives and abandoned social and religious conservative positions.As Patrick Deneen argued in First . . . . Continue Reading »

Is There Prayer on Mars?

Mars, the Red Planet, has stoked the imagination of stargazers for a long, long time. Could life exist on our planetary neighbor? Most recently, NASA announced that it appears that liquid water, at least occasionally, flows there. A manned landing is certainly within the realm of possibility. . . . . Continue Reading »

Rites and Rights, in Two Churches

When directly asked by Mormon friends and family members (yep, I’ve got LDS folks in my family), I have been privately critical of the LDS church’s support of the Utah legislature’s “compromise” on “discrimination” and religious freedom last spring. I think the church, from a position . . . . Continue Reading »