Words are just one more resource that, Piketty-style, accrues fastest to those who already have most. Making sure working parents can earn a living wage, opening up “third spaces,” and restoring our public spaces so that they are welcoming to people of all ages are essential to closing the word gap and helping parents take care of their children. Continue Reading
Whether in academic discourse or in popular understanding, we typically view religion as a process funneling toward secularity. This binary conception – that religion moves between poles of either more or less secularity – pigeonholes us into a very narrow understanding of what religion is and what it can become. Continue Reading
So if you want to understand Nebraska football as it is and not simply as it exists in Malcolm Gladwell’s nightmares, you need to understand Nebraskans.
Pro-slavery proof texting and abolitionism were not simply two equal expressions of Christianity: one was a flimsy attempt at maintaining power through theological ignorance and the other was the full fruition of an idea seeded in scripture. Continue Reading
Learning from the farm and the monastery is not a matter of finding a more fulfilling, unconventional, hipster lifestyle. Rather, it is about conforming our (embodied) souls to Christ through our quotidian habits, both individual and communal. Continue Reading
In Calvinism: A History, D.G. Hart presents his own narrative, one where Calvinism is not a cause of modernity, but a reactionary movement that benefitted from major transitions in European political structures. Continue Reading
While Americans might be able to empathize with a starving African child on TV or a political protestor in Ukraine on Twitter, our moral imagination is weaker when it comes to our neighbors. The more we withdraw into ourselves and away from face-to-face relationships, the less generous our impressions of our neighbors become. Continue Reading