Going Home

Faith / Family / Ordinary Life

Going Home We are saddened by the recent death of Denis’ mother. At the same time just when we’d almost lost hope of spring…

Our Planet (David Attenborough; 2019)

Creation / Movies

Wonder and stewardship Each episode of Our Planet (2019) opens with the same dazzling image. The camera is in space, hovering above the surface of…

A History of the World in 6 Glasses (Tom Standage; 2005)

Books / Ordinary Life

Drinking over time This book is good summer reading—a story full of odd facts, fascinating historical connections and humorous anecdotes that I didn’t really…

Race, Economics and Apologetics: Is There a Connection? (Luke Bobo; 2019)

Books / Community / Pluralistic World / Scripture

Embodying the gospel Margie and I heard Luke Bobo—no stranger to the pages of Critique—speak on this topic and hoped to publish his talk.…

Musing on the Physical

Creation / Ordinary Life

Reading the Word: Musing on the physical Some natural beauty is quiet and surprising, like the tiny flower with delicate white petals and bright yellow…

In Praise of Wasting Time (Alan Lightman, 2018)

Books / Work and Rest

The pace of kingdom living Alan Lightman, novelist and physicist at MIT, thinks we need to slow down and reflect on how our lives…

Random reflections on lying

Discernment / Faith / Maturity and Flourishing / Scripture

“I’d like to move next February,” my mother told me. She looked me in the eye intently and repeated herself. “I’m going to move…

Graceful Social Justice: CreatureKind and the Ethics of Food

Creation / Maturity and Flourishing / Ordinary Life

Environmentalists come in different flavors. There are dirt environmentalists like Rachel Carson and Wendell Berry. There are ice environmentalists like Al Gore focusing on…