Specials: Harry Potter; Mother Teresa; Wilson on Atheism Books; Cummings on Satyajit Ray

I'm a week late to this blog entry, but wow... Andy Whitman writes about music better than just about anybody I know. And now he's posted a home-run entry about Harry Potter.-Yesterday I posted news about the new book on Mother Teresa. Here's more on Mother Teresa's dark night of the soul, from Amy Wellborn.-Here's a list you haven't seen before: John Wilson, the voracious reader who edits Books and Culture, rates his top five books on atheism. Know before you … [Read more...]

Mother Teresa, Scott Cairns, and the Holy Struggle

Jesus has a very special love for you. (But) as for me, the silence and the emptiness is so great that I look and do not see — Listen and do not hear — the tongue moves (in prayer) but does not speak ... I want you to pray for me — that I let Him have (a) free hand.-  Mother Teresa to the Rev. Michael Van Der Peet, September 1979 That's the hook at the front of next week's TIME Magazine cover story.And the following article by David Van Biema has me intrigued... … [Read more...]