Sacramone’s Strange Herring

For those of you who don’t know his writing, here are two of today’s items from the always entertaining and thought-provoking Anthony Sacramone, once of First Things and now of ISI Books. (To be absolutely honest, let’s say “almost always” or maybe just . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

William Doino Jr. details the most recent criticism of Mother Teresa : The expansion of Mother Teresa’s order speaks volumes about its integrity and effectiveness, but the support and admiration it has received has proven too much for some. On March 1, three Canadian academics—Serge . . . . Continue Reading »

Thoughts on Does Jesus Really Love Me?

I’ve just finished reading Jeff Chu’s new book Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America , and I highly recommend it. Besides being well-written and engaging (I could hardly put it down), it’s also very illuminating. The book is a . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 4.1.13

After Atheism Various, New Statesman Timothy Murphy’s Conversion Greg Kandra, Deacon’s Bench The Law According to Harvey Mansfield Richard Reinsch, Library of Law and Liberty Struggling Lutheran Seminaries Libby A. Nelson, Inside Higher Ed Easter’s Freedom Joseph Loconte,  . . . . Continue Reading »

The Language of Addiction Takes Over

There was a period, shortly before the Bolshevik Revolution, when the history of the Russian temperance movement became thoroughly intertwined with the history of Russian social reform in general. “The history of the Russian temperance movement” may sound like a . . . . Continue Reading »