Another Week In Review


A weekly round-up of pieces of note at FF and elsewhere.


This Week at Fare Forward 

Christianity, Slavery, and Evil Done in the Name of Christ by Jordan Monge

The Bells of Ordinary Time by Tessa Carman

Calvinism, A History reviewed by Jonathan Woods


Fare Forward Friends and Writers: 

Wendell Berry, Burkean by Gracy Olmstead at The American Conservative 

Punk Rocker Rescues Ancient Christian Music by Ivan Plis at The Daily Caller

Fat Tuesday and a Happy Lent by Julia Mooney at The Romance of Thrift

Where Moth and Rust Doth Corrupt by B.D. McClay at The Hedgehog Review 


Other Pieces of Note:

My Own Life by Oliver Sacks in The New York Times (h/t Justin Hawkins)

Thomism in the 21st Century: Q&A with Father Romanus Cessario, O.P. by Sean Salai, S.J. at America

How TV Made Christianity Radical Again by Alyssa Rosenberg in The Washington Post (h/t Leah Libresco)

America’s Imperial Mental Illness by Eve Tushnet at The American Conservative 


Classic Text of the Week 

“Ash Wednesday” by T.S. Eliot

Because these wings are no longer wings to fly/ But merely vans to beat the air/ The air which is now thoroughly small and dry/ Smaller and dryer than the will/ Teach us to care and not to care/ Teach us to sit still.

Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death/ Pray for us now and at the hour of our death.

Peter Blair

Peter Blair lives in Washington, DC. A 2012 graduate of Dartmouth College, he works as Campus Program Coordinator for the Thomistic Institute. Peter is editor-in-chief of Fare Forward. He is on Twitter: @PeterAWBlair.