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August 28, 2014
Why Place Matters edited by Wilfred McClay and Ted McAllister As a Southern man living...
August 26, 2014
A Place for Liturgy
In his book Word and Church Anglican theologian John Webster writes, "At its best… attention...
August 24, 2014
Apocalypse Now and Then: America, Rome, and The City of God
The late Fred Phelps made his Westboro Baptist Church famous by being as outrageously offensive...
August 21, 2014
Seeing Through Jazz, Darkly
Being a Christian artist—or an artist who happens to be Christian, or however you want...
August 18, 2014
The Curse of Calling and the Myth of Creativity
The word “calling” has the power to elicit eyerolls and sighs – a cliché of...
August 12, 2014
Divergent’s Big Missed Chance
What would happen if a group of people dedicated themselves to the pursuit of a...
August 11, 2014
Timeless Moments: Memory, Time, and Eternity in T.S. Eliot and Wong Kar Wai
This is the use of memory: For liberation - not less of love but expanding...
August 06, 2014
The Unprepared-For Death Is Not Worth Dying
The traditional Litany of Saints ends with a series of petitions to God that he...
August 04, 2014
The Way, It’s True, Is a Life
A recent pilgrim recounts some of his impressions coming home from walking 1,000 miles on...
July 29, 2014
The Culture We Live in
A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definative Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic...
July 16, 2014
This Is What We Do, Panel Edition
This past Saturday Fare Forward held a panel discussion in Washington, DC on Will Seath's article...
June 24, 2014
Happy Feast of St. John the Baptist
In the Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican Churches today is the Feast of the Nativity of...
February 21, 2014
Learning to Watch Movies
There’s a scene in the 2010 film Of Gods and Men in which a group...
February 12, 2014
Jesus and the Art of Presence
A poignant article rippled through my social media sphere three weeks ago. In "The Art...
January 11, 2014
Death, Diversions, and the Credo
In the face of death, Tocqueville and Pascal saw two paths toward despair. Pope Benedict XVI offers...
December 09, 2013
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Privilege, Repentance, Forgiveness
Identifying privilege offers insight into grace and allows us to take responsibility for both our own responses and...
November 19, 2013
On Yeezus and Jesus
My morning devotional the day of the Kanye West concert came from the eleventh...
October 18, 2013
The Plough and the Sails
J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were part of the Inklings, a small circle of...
October 17, 2013
Fantasy Worldviews: From Middle Earth to Westeros
“The battle of good and evil is a great subject for any book and...
October 16, 2013
The Wonderment of Grace
A narrow understanding of faith very readily turns to bitterness and coerciveness. There is...
August 16, 2013
Charles Murray, Dorothy Day, and Embedded Journalism
One of the things we try to do with Fare Forward is find, learn from,...
July 23, 2013
Latin in the Summer, or Learning to be Attentive
I am twenty-three years old, and I am spending my summer taking Intermediate Latin at...
July 17, 2013
Two Responses to Andy Crouch on Institutions
Editor's Note: As regular blog readers will have seen yesterday, a big topic at the...
June 10, 2013
Literature and the Moral Life
During a class discussion in college, I recall one of my English professors off-handedly commenting,...
June 04, 2013
On Gratitude and the Essayification of Life
“Tabbing” is what I call my daily practice of scrolling through emails, Facebook, and Twitter,...
June 01, 2013
The Bonobo and The Creator
Biologist Frans de Waal is convinced we've gotten it all wrong: morality does not come...
May 29, 2013
On the Use of Arguments in Theology
I am currently working through Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae, commenting on one article each day. Given the...
May 21, 2013
Worldliness and Anxiety
Walking across Dartmouth’s campus recently I overheard one student say to another: “Hey – you...
May 14, 2013
What Do We Do When We Run Out of Empathy?
In a recent New Yorker article “The Case Against Empathy,” Paul Bloom warns us against...
May 13, 2013
Friendship, Gender, and Literature
“What we need is… better art and better stories—better fictional worlds, by which I mean...
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