While it would be the height of hubris to suggest that I am capable of following the many profound contributions of Alasdair MacIntyre to the world of Christian thought, I can claim him as a long-standing hero of mine. It also seems clear enough in a lecture delivered on November 11, 2022 that MacIntyre has … Continue reading Alasdair MacIntyre and Open Theism: the Lament of a Christian Platonist
Good theologians offer us humanity, and Rowan Williams certainly does with Looking East in Winter (Bloomsbury, 2021). Williams takes his title from a teaching by Diadochos of Photiki (c. 400 to 486) about what it is like to stand in prayer, facing into the sunrise on a winter morning. We feel the warmth on our … Continue reading Offering Our Humanity Back to Us: Looking East in Winter by Rowan Williams
My family and I read the last pages of David Bentley Hart’s novel Kenogaia out loud together the day after Super Bowl LVI when the Rams won over the Bengals. It was Valentine's Day 2022. We started 420 pages earlier during the Nativity Fast in December 2021. This fantasy novel by David Bentley Hart is … Continue reading Kenogaia: What Did My Family Think (and Does Modernity Need an Antidote of Gnosticism)?