Mills Wins Award from Associated Church Press

Congratulation to First Things deputy editor David Mills for winning an Award of Excellence in the Associated Church Press’ Best of the Christian Press Awards . David won for his article “Bad Books for Kids”, which appeared in the July-August 2009 issue of Touchstone magazine. The . . . . Continue Reading »

Big Thinking

Matt Welch points out that President Obama seems to be working a theme—using three recent speeches to rail against the hyperconnection of our Internet age: a commencement address at the University of Michigan on May 1, a remark at the White House Correspondents’ dinner on May 2, and . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

Micah Mattix considers the legacy of novelist Walker Percy : Along with Flannery O’Connor, he is often considered one of the leading Catholic writers of the South in the twentieth century. His work—from the National Book Award winning The Moviegoe r to the fast-paced The Thanatos Syndrome . . . . Continue Reading »

Benedictine Lutherans

As I discovered in my youth, the Missouri-Synod Lutherans deliberately cultivate a Benedictine spirituality amongst their membership. I initially came into contact with the ancient Liturgy of the Hours in Herbert Lindemann, ed., The Daily Office (St. Louis: Concordia, 1965), purchased at the . . . . Continue Reading »

Kagan Proves Elections Matter

Sometimes, even things that are obviously true need to be underscored, and brought home. Here is one such thing: Elections matter. And, the election of President Obama has turned out to matter a great deal for the future decisions and direction of the Supreme Court. Solicitor General Kagan is, . . . . Continue Reading »