Humbly – and in the Hope of HealingWe are in an especially difficult place to live these days, but all the more reason to be well founded in biblical wisdom; informed by historians, soci…
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The Most Dangerous ViceListen now (9 min) | This week you can listen to the newsletter by clicking the play button above or you can click the “Listen in Podcast app” link and…
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“The primary purpose of narrative,” media scholar Katherine Hayles argued several years ago, “is to search for meaning,” which makes “narrative an esse…
As this year has unfolded, we have been confronted by one crisis after another with barely a chance to catch our breath. The phrases “unprecedented eve…
For a few weeks this spring, it seemed as if there was only one thing to talk about: the pandemic and its consequences. It is striking, in retrospect, …
When you begin reading Dante’s Inferno, you immediately encounter the protagonist, who, “midway in the journey of our life,” finds himself lost in a da…
Some of our most critical cultural disorders, whether they be moral, political, or economic in nature, can be linked to a change in the way we think of…
“Solitude, like all of the disciplines of the spirit,” philosopher Dallas Willard explained, “carries its risks.” “In solitude,” he went on to say, “we…
If you are pondering the place of focal practices in your life, I want to encourage you to act. Somehow. Anyhow. But let my own struggling efforts serv…