Category Archives: Essays
“Going Home” in the Advent/Christmas 2011 issue of Pilgrim “When the religious elements are put properly into place, homecoming seems to be a natural addition to Christmas, not a distraction. Some deep element is common to both family and the … Continue reading
This is the season of ghosts. Halloween has been co-opted as a secular holiday, poised to overtake Christmas in terms of commercial sales, and distorted in many cases into a grotesque and diabolical celebration of the macabre and ugly. While … Continue reading
Will Barrett, the protagonist of Walker Percy’s novel The Last Gentleman, complains that he cannot figure out “how to live from one minute to the next on a Wednesday afternoon.” Even Christians, with a solid theological and philosophical grounding, can … Continue reading
The latest edition of Pilgrim, with my essay “Snake Legs”: “Something of Agur’s humility is lacking in both the case of the Darwinist critic of a Creator and the strict creationist critic of any kind of evolution. Unlike Agur, both … Continue reading
“It’s time for conservatives who claim to respect reality and God-given rights to get our principles clear: do we uphold God-given justice, or do we execute innocent lives for comfort?” Read here.