When faced with a difficulty or a problem we often attempt to take stock of our situation in order to come to a solution. But taking stock can itself be a complicated process, and there are many ways to disagree about how this ought to be done – just what are the relevant […]
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Last week, Matthew Milliner, a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Princeton University, wrote a piece for The Huffington Post’s Religion vertical entitled “The Return of the Religious in Contemporary Art.” I bring this to your attention primarily because the phenomenon that the title suggests is truly […]
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This past weekend, the New York Times Sunday Book Review featured six essays and an introduction on the topic of literary criticism entitled “Why Criticism Matters.” I won’t assume that our readers are overly interested or concerned with the state of literary criticism in the […]
I’m sure many Patrol readers can commiserate with me about the sinking feeling I get anytime I hear about some religious person, and particularly a Christian, doing or saying something crazy and/or offensive. As much as I try to not be cynical, a lifetime of disappointment and embarrassment has made me wary.
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