Not-So-Great Expectations, but Hopefulness

Not-So-Great Expectations, but Hopefulness

Some journalists with The Atlantic were queried about their expectations for this unfolding and uncertain year. Specifically, they were asked to identify issues they will likely explore more fully in the months ahead. Staff writer Anne Applebaum is pondering the need...
Lent Calls us to Embrace Foolishness

Lent Calls us to Embrace Foolishness

Walter Brueggemann is a prophet in our time. A connecting thread through his life’s calling as a scholar of the Hebrew Bible and Christian testament is the holy task of unmasking domineering powers through millennia of human history. Carrying his woven theme of...
Turning the Calendar: More than Symbolic

Turning the Calendar: More than Symbolic

T.S. Elliot wrote, “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” Elliot’s prose may never be more accurate than when we say “goodbye” to 2020 and “hello” to 2021. There is...