The Recovery of Classical Greek Thinking

Books / Discernment

There were certain ancient schools of thought, particularly Stoicism and Epicureanism, which could not be fully embraced without abandoning some fundamental Christian principles. Again,…

Ex Machina

Movies

The Real Test “To be or not to be—that is the question.” [Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1] Things were changing when Mortimer Adler published…

How Do You Know That? (Ellis Potter, 2016)

Books

On believing, knowing and finding “Epistemology,” Ellis Potter insists, “is not a disease” (p. 9). It is also not something boring we can ignore.…

Excerpt: Mink River (Bryan Doyle, 2010)

Books / Community / Spirituality

The Nun’s Funeral The old nun’s funeral was held at dawn, in accordance with her specific wish that her life be celebrated as holy…

Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (Carlos Eire, 2016)

Books

A necessary, perilous venture I ordered Carlos Eire’s new book because I am entranced with his earlier one, Waiting for Snow in Havana (2003).…

Mink River (Bryan Doyle, 2010)

Books

An extraordinary ordinary Neawanaka is a tiny village on the Oregon coast, a place where people have lived longer than the stories tell, on…

Wasp (Emily Awes Anderson)

Poetry

wasp a flagging wasp, compromised due to accidental indoor entrapment, flew up her shorts. she didn’t feel it just then, dancing about the porch,…

Coffee (Scott Schuleit, 2017)

Poetry

Coffee Tilting the glass pot, angling the spout, pouring out a pure, dark-amber liquid, a cataract arcing and glistening with flowing lines of light…

Living in a Boring Cosmos

Culture / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

Consider being alone, still, in complete silence. It can be a precious relief, a lovely respite from noise, and busyness, and demands, and people.…

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…