Ars moriendi

From First Thoughts
Despite the lower mortality rates and longer life spans of the postmodern condition, the reality of death still looms large. Globalization and the new networks of social media keep death before the . . . . Continue Reading »

The Taboric Light

From First Thoughts
On most Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox liturgical calendars today marks the Feast of the Transfiguration. For conservative evangelicals, the transfiguration has apologetic weight since it points . . . . Continue Reading »

We Need Freaks

From First Thoughts
When Flannery O’Connor called the south Christ-haunted, she was thinking not least of its freaks. The role of the freak takes on a theological tone in grotesque southern fiction because . . . . Continue Reading »