Unity is Overrated

The 2020 election has been called today for Joe Biden, and already we are hearing Trump supporters and other Republicans lecturing us about unity. John Kasich is warning us about whom the president-elect must consider (and must not consider) for his cabinet, The Independent is urging Biden to pardon his predecessor “for the good of us all,” […]

VATICAN’T (Catholicism Without All the Uplifting Parts): Week 1 — Avoiding the Void

It’s no secret that I am an intellectually curious guy — to a fault, if my bank account is any indication. I am constantly pulling at provocative threads in an effort both to grow and to incorporate fresh ideas into my existing theological and spiritual framework. (I am currently reading Diarmuid O’Murchu’s Quantum Theology, and over […]

The Departing Glory from a Rotten Church

Since receiving a set of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s works for Christmas I have been doing some thinking. As you may know, Bonhoeffer was a German theologian executed by the Nazis toward the end of the Second World War, and one of his most important contributions has been his suggestion that what was needed in his own […]