The second challenge I see facing American churches today (I discuss the first one here) is how the Church engages postmodernism in American culture. By “postmodern” I do not simply mean the period succeeding modernity, however one wants to date that. Rather, I mean the subjectivist thrust of . . . . Continue Reading »
The recently released document Declaration on the Way reflects on fifty years of Lutheran-Catholic dialogue. What new avenues can we expect the dialogue to take in the future, now that the International Lutheran Council is also in dialogue with Roman Catholics? Continue Reading »
There is something quaint about the little paperback on my desk, a 1964 printing from the Fawcett World Library—originally priced at 50 cents. In the bottom right corner is the announcement, “16 short stories by the most talked about young writer in America.”
Who Came Down From the Stars? The Baby God, That's Who!
Roseanne T. Sullivan, Dappled Things
The Unhaunted Graveyard
Joseph Bottum, Washington Free Beacon
Who Speaks For Islam?
Editors, New Criterion
Did He Even Know He Was Shakespeare?
David Scott Kastan, Humanities
Are Small Families Better for Kids?
Simcha Fisher, Aleteia
Hamilton and the Romance of Government
Eve Tushnet, American Conservative
Advent, New Year's Eve, and the Long Defeat
Stephen Williams, Humane Pursuits
Oregon and the Injustice of Mandatory Minimums
Conor Friedersdorf, Atlantic
Application Information: Religious Freedom Project
Nicholas Fedyk, Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs
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Viewers of Downton Abbey may have noticed in the recently aired first episode of Season Six that Carson the Butler articulated, in a delicate but firm and unmistakable way, the truth that marriage is a conjugal union. Mrs. Patmore, the cook, is sent as an emissary of Carson's fiancée, Mrs. Hughes, . . . . Continue Reading »
Sergei Chapnin, author of the First Things article “A Church of Empire” was recently fired from his post at the Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate for criticizing the patriarchate's policies. On January 5, he was interviewed by Rosbalt.ru. A portion of the interview is translated . . . . Continue Reading »
We've all heard that Donald Trump has strong support from working class white males. Apparently he's broadly popular among all Americans with a high school education or less. Writing in the New York Times, Eduardo Porter reports that a recent Quinnipiac University poll showed Trump beating Hillary . . . . Continue Reading »