A Fire that Rekindles?

The disaster of Notre Dame is not likely to revive Christian belief, but the long process of rebuilding may also rekindle anew an appreciation, if not for religion, then for the idea of faith and the possibility of the transcendent.

The Loose Ends of Life

For Rose Macaulay in The Towers of Trebizond, a story of moral seriousness couldn’t afford to tie up everything neatly.

The Last Jedi and the Christian story

Something new is appearing in the culture: a dissatisfaction with a banal materialism and a nostalgia for a story that gives hope, one that tells of a sacred tree.

Plato has gone before us

In The Vision of the Soul, James Matthew Wilson asserts that the Western tradition is dominated by one name: Plato.