De-Normalizing the New Normal

By Timothy P. O’Malley When the nation “shut down” in March of 2020, the phrase “the new normal” assumed a degree of prominence in public discourse. The new normal meant working from home (at least for those... Read More...

Grammar of Faith: The New Adam

By George Sumner Strive to enter through the narrow gate. Sometimes history and culture come to cast a question in a different light. The late George Lindbeck, my Doktorvater, once commented that in the pre-m... Read More...

Being a Potato Bug

Watching Mister Rogers with my children is a constant reminder of how impoverished our culture can be when it comes to childhood.

In Search of Cohesion

As much as we would have it be otherwise, we, as Christians, really cannot rely on “nature” to provide an answer to many ethical questions. We are a people united in our belief that our human nature is beloved and capable of union with the divine, but what precisely human nature is, is a truly complicated question.

Homo Digitalis

Technology presents us with opportunities, but also significant challenges.

Art Versus the Machine: What Tolkien Might Say to Extinction Rebellion

Those who care deeply about the fate of the planet would do worse than to take Tolkien’s Elves as their model, building communities marked by artistry, craftsmanship, husbandry, wisdom, and delight. This will involve equal parts remembering, stability, humility, and self-denial.

He Gives to His Beloved Sleep

I’ve been reflecting on the phenomenon of sleep, and in particular on how the Bible’s description of sleep can illuminate our understanding of what it means to be a creature of God.