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October 16, 2013
Beauty Will Survive
Beauty may not save the world, but it can do more than that: beauty will...
October 05, 2013
To Be Otherwise
Christ's passion begins with the simple fact that he knows he is the Son of...
September 17, 2013
Update: Thank You, Fall Schedule, Books, and Album
It's been just over a year now that I've been blogging at Patheos. That year...
September 10, 2013
When Prayer Goes Wrong
I think I fasted on Saturday. It didn't feel very penitential, but I was also...
August 27, 2013
Christ, the Prisoner: Webb on Von Balthasar and Prison Ministry
Stephen Webb has written a short and powerful reflection on Christ's descent into hell...
August 26, 2013
An Aesthetic Critique of Youth Ministry: Miley Cyrus vs. Bonnie Raitt
MARC BARNES' CRITIQUE OF YOUTH MINISTRY has, predictably, gone viral. Today there is a measured and intelligent...
August 24, 2013
From the Bottum Up: The Pathos of Joseph Bottum
Yesterday, at Commonweal, the former editor of First Things, Joeseph Bottum, published an essay, funded...
August 22, 2013
Two Faces of Credibility
There are two competing lines of thought, etched in my mind, oscillating back and forth,...
August 16, 2013
Compulsory Schooling and Preventative War — Or, Why Children Have to Go to School
In the secular liturgical cycle of the American year, two seasonal certainties stand out: going...
August 13, 2013
Why We Do Not Have Free Will
Patheos is hosting a symposium on the question "Do we have free will?" --- one...
July 29, 2013
Are You Not Entertained? (Or, How Fr. Z Beat Me at Our Own Game)
There is nothing subtle about what happened to my blog this weekend. It exploded. Against...
July 27, 2013
Father Z Equates Catholic Bishops at WYD 2013 with Nazis UPDATED
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, also known (and hereafter referred to) as "Fr. Z," will surely dispute the...
July 25, 2013
Pope Francis endorsed MY book, too!
For some time now we've all seen how much Pope Francis reiterates the central theme...
July 21, 2013
Why I’m Not Writing About the Trayvon Martin Case
The easy, short answer is that I don't have time. It really is that simple,...
July 17, 2013
Criticizing Criticism and The Blue Evangelization: A Rejoinder
Read this first. This post is about that post. +++ It is not my first time...
July 13, 2013
Why Serious Catholics Should Hate Catholic Stuff
I love Mexican food. Bordertown street cuisine, Tex-Mex comfort food, and Southwestern red and green...
July 11, 2013
Category Mistakes Abound: Marriage, Hell, and the Pope
A category mistake occurs when one thing is misidentified as another. This is often a...
July 08, 2013
LIVE at The Empire UPDATED
Last night I played the first all-original set I've played since 2006, at Acadia Cafe...
June 25, 2013
LIVE FREE AND DIE
Libertines, everywhere. We have conservative libertines, liberal libertines, secular libertines, and religious libertines. We have...
May 20, 2013
Primer Update and Sneak Peek
My latest book --- A Primer for Philosophy & Education --- was released two weeks...
May 19, 2013
A Sunday Letter: Bikers and Fishing, Rhythm and Harmony
My dear readers, Happy Pentecost! Here's something of a weekend review: Friday I played drums...
May 12, 2013
The Womb of Love: A Womanist Manifesto
The Ascension is a soft-spoken Catholic feast about dwelling in a prolonged and reoccurring Advent....
May 06, 2013
Housekeeping, Announcements, Gratitude, Spring
Those who know me also know that I don't keep a calendar, although sometimes I...
May 03, 2013
Philosophy in a Trout Stream
Over the past two summers in rural Indiana, I rekindled my life-long love of fishing....
April 20, 2013
I grew up wearing second-hand clothes. And hating it. Shopping was always ritual in humiliation....
April 15, 2013
Mercy for Gosnell, For Us All
I tend to ramble and write down all the details, leaving them fussily thrown about,...
March 31, 2013
“Google Nose” Smells Funny and Familiar: A Sun Blemish
People got offended by Google's choice to feature a sketch of Cesar Chavez today, Easter...
March 28, 2013
Patheos Prompt: Why I’m Catholic?
Patheos wants to know why I'm Catholic, in 200 words. The most honest answer is...
March 26, 2013
A Hot Mess: Marriage, Derrida, Nabokov, and Whatnot
I don't really understand what the same sex marriage hullabaloo is about. I can understand...
March 23, 2013
Franciscan Theatrics: Papa Francisco’s Gangsta Ways
"Show, don't tell." This could be the Franciscan evangelical motto. The Franciscan tradition is rooted...
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