How Air Conditioning Created the Modern City

From The Guardian: Once, when I was staying in Houston, Texas, my host was showing me round her house. It included a mighty fireplace. “How often does it get cold enough to light a fire?” I asked, as what little I...

/ September 14, 2018

The New Reading Environment

n+1: All this is on your mind as you wait for your piece to go up. You’ve just written 1,200 words on Trump, norms, Twitter, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the future of the Democratic Party. Will you downplay its importance (“So...

/ September 13, 2018

In Praise of Owning Stuff

Cowen: Each of these changes is beneficial, yet I worry that Americans are, slowly but surely, losing their connection to the idea of private ownership. The nation was based on the notion that property ownership gives individuals a stake in...

/ September 12, 2018

The Ever-Present Audience

L. M. Sacasas: It is not just that our attention is fractured by the constant barrage of information, it is also that our desire for attention has deformed our intellectual and emotional lives. The ever-present audience has proven too powerful a temptation,...

/ September 11, 2018

Why do so many people feel the need to lie about Cardinal McCarrick?

Here is Timothy Egan, a columnist writing in the New York Times:

/ August 31, 2018

Spiritual Friendship Pre-Conference Talks: Johanna Finegan

This talk from Johanna Finegan is well worth your time if you want to see a response from a Spiritual Friendship writer to much of the controversy surrounding the Revoice event.

/ August 3, 2018

I Hope I’m Wrong by Dessa

One of the things I am increasingly convinced of is the fact that many, many American young people are actually quite concerned with matters of spirituality and religious life. The much-discussed “rise of the nones” is less about the rejection of...

/ July 30, 2018

Should Pro-Lifers Learn from the DSA?

Matt Walther has a piece over at The Week which I, perhaps predictably, am feeling really torn about. Here’s Walther’s argument:

/ June 22, 2018

On Not Being Like Juan Gines de Sepulveda

If you haven’t read Catherine Addington’s post on the main page today, please do.

/ June 11, 2018
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What do we mean by “community”?

There’s a piece over at TGC I want to flag for a couple reasons. That said, before I get into some reservations about it, I wanted to note that the author is a pastor in Fargo, ND and he’s reporting...

/ June 6, 2018