The Ends of Worlds: Living With the Inevitable in Paul Kingsnorth’s Buckmaster Trilogy

When will the world end? In Paul Kingsnorth’s reckoning, it already has lots of times, in fact. “Worlds are always ending — that, it turns out, is one of my themes, or tics, or obsessions” — he confessed that in...

/ March 31, 2023

Toward a Technological Renewal

Even just ten years ago, serious attention to the question of technology in Christian communities was hard to come by. Today, that seems to have changed. Along with the rest of American society, Christians have grown more attentive to the...

/ March 30, 2023

Astronomy with Dante

Sperello di Serego Alighieri is an Italian astronomer. Beginning in 1990, he was at the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory in Florence, but he has retired from that. More recently, his interest has turned to his ancestor, the poet Dante Alighieri. This...

/ March 29, 2023

Os Guinness: The Christian Public Intellectual After Jacques Maritain

“Nothing is possible without men, But nothing lasts without institutions.” — Jean Monnet[1] Christians interested in public intellectual engagement often ask: “who is the next C.S. Lewis? Who is the next Reinhold Niebuhr?” While the words and ideas of both...

/ March 28, 2023

Modern, Yet Faithful: Lessons from Herman Bavinck

Herman Bavinck was the son of a conservative Reformed preacher, born in 1854 in a relatively small town (Hoogeveen) in a small, low-lands country (the Netherlands).

/ March 27, 2023

The Ministry of Salt

There Israel encamped before the mountain, 3 while Moses went up to God. The Lord called to him out of the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the people of Israel: 4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to...

/ March 24, 2023

The Joys of Agonistic Life

I was pleasantly surprised when he came up the stairs with a number of Calvin and Hobbes collections. The used bookstore owner had forgotten to price them; so, to make things easy he said they would be $10 each. The...

/ March 23, 2023


Though lesser known than some of the luminaries of 20th century Catholic thought, like Balthasar, de Lubac, and Ratzinger, Dietrich von Hildebrand’s life and work are no less worthy of our attention. He was not only a remarkable thinker, but...

/ March 22, 2023

The World that Money Makes Go Round

“Stick man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three.” So begins Stick Man—my son’s favourite bedtime story. Parents of a certain age will know it well. Julia Donaldson (of The Gruffalo fame) spins a lovely...

/ March 21, 2023

Mandalorian Dogma

Zealots do not ordinarily fare well in popular American entertainment. The High Sparrow of Game of Thrones was routinely shown to be cruel, power hungry, and devious. His true believer identity turned out merely to be a front, the pathway...

/ March 20, 2023