First Links — 4.1.16

Risen and Not Undead (or, Why Jesus is Not a Zombie)
Rebecca Bratten Weiss, Patheos

Monks And At-Risk Teens Run School Together With 98% Graduation Rate
Sarah Grossman, Huffington Post

I'm A Christian and I Hate Christian Movies
Alissa Wilkinson, Thrillist

Will a Silent Majority Overthrow Architecture's Elite?
David Brussat, American Conservative

The Return of Eugenics
Fraser Nelson, Spectator

The Law of Benedict
Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse

Superman and the Damage Done
Devin Faraci, Birth.Movies.Death

Chivalry and the Millenial Guy
Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia

Titles We Didn't Choose — April 2016

Have you had a chance to look at the April 2016 edition of First Things on our website yet? Like last month, I am offering up some behind-the-scenes bonus content here in the form of also-ran titles: headings for pieces that were suggested at our titles meeting but nixed for being too punny, too . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 3.25.16

Winter's Tale: The Icy Pang of Contrition and the Gift of Thawing Grace
Alexi Sargeant, Aleteia

‘This doubtful day of feast or fast': Good Friday and the Annunciation
Clerk of Oxford, A Clerk of Oxford

Building the Virtuous Neighborhood
Matthew Loftus, American Conservative

Why I'm Becoming a Catholic at Easter
K. Albert Little, Patheos

How Hieronymus Bosch Defied the Ideals of an Age
Michael Prodger, New Statesman

Personal Love and the Call to Chastity
Samantha Schroeder, Public Discourse

God's Hidden Call
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Rabbi Sacks

Alas, Poor William Shakespeare. Where Does His Skull Rest?
Christopher D. Shea, New York Times

Davenant House, Christian Community, and the Work of Study Centers
Jake Meador, Mere Orthodoxy

What We've Been Reading—3.25.16

Mark BauerleinLife Magazine, September 6, 1948—It was on the coffee table at a friend's house, and I have just spent the last hour poring over it. There is Joe DiMaggio under the lights slamming a double to beat the Athletics. A few pages later there's an editorial entitled “How Red a . . . . Continue Reading »

Exposure Therapy and the Way of the Cross

This Holy Week, I am feeling the need to participate in some Catholic extremism.Now of course, we live in a time when religious extremism is a major threat to the world. That’s why I find it all the more distressing that so may Americans have a warped view of what constitutes extremism. The Barna . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 3.22.16

Religion's Place in a Religiously Violent World
Miroslav Volf, Christianity Today

In Fear and Trembling
Br. Hyacinth Grubb, Dominicana

How Will Young People Choose Their Religions?
Emma Green, Atlantic

Not Jew-ish but a Jew
Mark Oppenheimer, Tablet

‘The Passion': Jesus' Final Hours as a Halftime Show
Mike Hale, New York Times

Terrence Malick’s Frustrating Film Theology
Tim Markatos, Acculturated

It's the Character
Mona Charen, Townhall

Why Cooking Matters
Gracey Olmstead, American Conservative