If Father and Son (1907) is a “document,” a “record” of fact, and a “diagnosis” of a cultural moment—which is how the poet and critic Edmund Gosse (1849-1928) puts it at the outset of his auto/biography—that is not because of its pretensions to scientific objectivity, its implied invocation of a naturalist’s standard of normalcy, or …
On history, human nature, and The Matrix.
On putting Stephen Harper in context.
On consensus centrism and political commentary in Canada.
On the Gospels, Karl Marx, and some contemporary Marxists.
Thinking with the Bible en français. The Book of Isaiah, Chapter 1.
On ideology, Covid, and GraceLife Church.
On Genesis, anthropology, and ideology.
Reading Charles Taylor and E. M. Forster together.
On Kierkegaard’s “Fear and Trembling.”
A review of “The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America” (2017), by Frances Fitzgerald.
On Hegel, history, and art.
On Trump and historical analogies.
On Job and historical comparisons.
On life, stories, and “The Republic of Love.”
A review of “First Reformed,” directed by Paul Schrader.
An essay on books, reality, and life.
A review of “Why Study the Past?” by Rowan Williams.
A review of “The Moral Vision of the New Testament” by Richard Hays.
On Richard Ford’s novel “Canada.”
On history and the study of religion.
A review of the movie “Never Look Away.”
A review of “The Educated Imagination” by Northrop Frye.
An historical essay on how Hugo Grotius helped the enlightenment reform Christian apologetics.
An historical essay on how Plutarch helped the enlightenment invent the virtuous atheist.
A review of “Common Ground” by Justin Trudeau.
A review of “Fargo,” Season Two.
An essay on how to interpret and characterize the Bible truly.
An essay on the 2019 National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibit held in Canberra, Australia.
An essay on the political consequences of the decline in religious identity.
An essay on the politics of Jesus.
In which I reflect on the Gospel of John.
Why Stephen Harper’s attack on the social sciences is bogus.
An essay on how two major Christian thinkers responded to modern theology.
A review of the movie “The Case for Christ.”