The Wittenberg Door

Absurd Wisdom: An Apology for Euthyphro

“Not many of you are wise, as men account wisdom…God chose those whom the world considers absurd to shame the wise.” (1 Cor. 1:26-27) The...

The Local Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer stands at the fore of figures of the Christian past who loom large over political theology and religious activism today. The German...

Love in the Place of Almost Death

At the height of the political tension in King Lear, the corrupt usurpers of Lear’s throne are at the helm of Britain’s defense against...

Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris and the Problem of Bigness

In The Everlasting Man, a masterpiece of Christian apologetics, G. K. Chesterton opens Chapter 1 with something of a mocking hat tip to the...

The Theological Need for Mediation: Considerations from Alexis de Tocqueville

During a class I was teaching at our parish last fall, a woman pulled me aside afterwards to ask a question. The woman was...

Joyless Moderns

The modern age, in almost every detail, began with the flat rejection of joy.  And the modern condition consists in alternately lamenting that there...

Love the Evangelist, Not the Evangelism

Most of the reactions to Billy Graham's death yesterday have been, as you might expect, positive, which is welcome considering the way every day...

Puritans and The Pope: The Conflicted Christian History of American Ecological...

The responses from American Christians to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ have fallen into two predictable categories: Economic conservatives push back against Francis’ critique...