Darwinism falters over language

Books / Pluralistic World

If you have never read Tom Wolfe, you will have to take my word for it that he loves language. As a journalist, novelist…

A few words on living the dream

Culture / Discernment / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

The headline on the cover of Self was printed in a font clearly designed to catch our attention. “Live the Dream! Strong / Sexy…

Idols in Our Modern World

Culture / Faith / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

To live in the modern Western world is to live where the public square is determinedly secularized. The players in the square in America,…

Engaging New Atheists: Agreeing with Christopher Hitchens

Pluralistic World

The early 21st century has introduced puzzling cultural cross currents for the traditional Christian. On the one hand, many postmodern young adults are unabashed…

Engaging the New Atheists (III): Resources

Books / Pluralistic World

For those who would like a few resources to help think through the claims of the New Atheists, I will suggest three. The first…

Virtues by an atheist

Books / Faith / Pluralistic World

Alain de Botton, philosopher and author of The Architecture of Happiness (which I recommend) has launched a project through The School of Life (theschooloflife.com)…

Facing Guns and Horror

Community / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

In a thoughtful and pained reflection, “The Inexplicable: Inside the mind of a mass killer,” Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard tries to comprehend the…