People look at you strangely when you say that Yom Kippur is your favorite holiday of the year.
Symposium: Friday nights meant getting some pizza at the plaza and going home and eating it in front of the television instead of eating it at the table.
On Carlos Reygadas’s strangely sincere, beautiful, and deeply spiritual movie about infidelity among the Mennonites.
There’s a haunting beauty in these old cemeteries. It’s the new ones that creep me out.
A (fairly) recent movie asks if God can forgive us for what we’ve done to His creation.
The quick and easy response is that Christians really are guilty of everything attributed to them. But this explanation does not get at the heart of the issue.
A radical libertarian manifesto that deserves to be taken seriously – and rejected. A Review of Kevin Williamson’s “The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics”
All I am saying, is give “The OA” a chance.
The death of evangelicalism has been predicted ever since Nietzsche proclaimed that God is dead, yet the resiliency of the evangelical church surprises secular observers.
The fact that American adherents to those faiths can serve alongside each other, and for each other, is an American military accomplishment worth celebrating.
As always, there’s no shortage of hypocrisy in this world.
In Diablo III, Heaven and its angels reveal themselves to be far more complicated, and far from the conception of good one might think
All of us look to the flame-scarred icon along the Seine and wonder what will be next for this mighty watcher of the affairs of mankind.
They tried to kill us. They failed. Let’s eat.
The Brooklyn Diocese wants Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson to apologize for comparing it to R. Kelly. But it isn’t 1992 anymore. And it isn’t going to be any time soon.
I can’t believe it’s time for Lent again. As you know, this is when we listen to a lovely rendition of Ave Maria (as well as something somewhat less timeless) and, in recent years,...
The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest protestant denomination in the United States, and is second only to the Catholic Church in membership in the Christian faith. And they have some soul searching to do.
What we need as a society is more philosophy, more ethics, and better morality.
Escalation of stakes is part of the appeal of doomsday end-game modules, but I have a hunch there’s more to it than the natural progression from local to regional to national to global threats. I suspect that apocalyptic stories draw from some dark universal well abiding in the human heart. Or maybe it’s that engine from Event Horizon. Maybe that engine from Event Horizon is the darkness that dwells within the human heart.
Don’t let the fact that these aren’t your institutions convince you to look away from the scandal. The only way to recognize them at home is to see them plain from a distance.