St. Augustine on the Just Society

Books / Culture / Spirituality

It is only in God that human beings find fulfillment and perfection. If they have no sense of God, they have no sense of…

American Gods (Neil Gaiman, 2001)

Books

A battle of the gods American Gods, by Neil Gaiman is probably the most significant work of fiction I’ve read in the last several…

Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman, 2017)

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Ancient stories from icy terrain When I heard that Neil Gaiman was publishing Norse Mythology (2017), a retelling of the ancient Nordic myths I…

Ambition (Erin McGraw)

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Ambition carries us into terrible places. I don’t understand why it has such a good reputation. People remark that so-and-so is very ambitious, and…

Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen (Linda Heywood, 2017)

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The story of Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen is both fascinating and important. Fascinating because too many of us know too little of…

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS (Joby Warrick, 2015)

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The Story of ISIS If you are like me, a great deal of the conflict that roils the Middle East is rather unclear. Perhaps…

Pushed Into a Hostile World

Art / Books

Historical consistency is certainly one of the unique marks of Christianity. Christians proclaim the exclusive claims of Jesus as we respond to Jesus’ own…

Finding Livelihood (Nancy Nordenson, 2014)

Books

Contemplating work and rest I’m not certain I can describe this clearly, but I’ll try. There are two sorts of nonfiction books worth reading.…

The Art of Mary McCleary

Art / Books

I have never seen a work by Mary McCleary in person but wish I could. She makes collages, merging pieces of string, bits of…

The Faithfulness of Sadao Watanabe

Art / Books

I remember when I first fell in love with the art of printmaking. Somehow I came across the woodblock print by Albrecht Durer, Four…