Month: April 2023

Redeeming Neverland: The Question of Shame & the Crisis of Agency Facing Modern Men

J. M. Barrie first wrote Peter Pan as a play in 1904, expanding it into a full novel in 1911. Nothing he wrote before or since would ever come close to sparking such popular reception. It tapped into and articulated...

/ April 24, 2023

Once More, Church and Culture

Christendom is the name we give to Christian civilization, when society, culture, law, art, family, politics, and worship are saturated by the church’s influence and informed by its authority. Christendom traces its beginnings to the fourth century after Christ; it...

/ April 18, 2023

Spinning Toward Autocracy

Sergei Guriev and Daniel Treisman, Spin Dictators: The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2022, 340 pp., $29.95 pb. Hitler hath slain his millions, and Mao his ten millions. But what do we make...

/ April 17, 2023

Permanent Crisis in the Humanities

Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon, Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2021, 320 pp., $27 pb. At my master’s graduation last spring, the dean of our school gave the commencement address. He began with...

/ April 14, 2023

Three Challenges for Talking About Health

Sandro Galea. Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. 274pp, $28.95. One of my favorite ways to orient new medical students on the clinical team is to riff on...

/ April 12, 2023


/ April 9, 2023

Good Friday

As is our annual custom, we are not publishing any new essays, reviews, or other content during the tail end of Holy Week. Instead, hear these musical reflections and consider the extent to which God went to rescue his people.

/ April 7, 2023

Two Truths for Dark Days

Like many parents, I’ve sent my kindergartener to school recently with a pit in my stomach. Horror of the recent school shooting has ripped across the nation in the last week. My mind is preoccupied with terror. My kindergartener attends...

/ April 6, 2023

Colonized by the City

We planted a church in Boulder under no illusions regarding its warranted reputation as one of the most left wing cities in our nation. It is no secret that Boulder is a bastion of progressivism and regularly listed as one...

/ April 5, 2023

Letter from a Victorian Exvangelical

From the Christian Observer, 1858, pp.251-256 Edited by Moses Bratrud Difficulties of Young Men It would be unfair, I think, not to give the “Christian Observer” credit for more candour than is to be found in many other publications of...

/ April 3, 2023