vol. 9, num. 19 :: 2010.10.22 — 2010.11.04
Throughout human history, we’ve expressed our ideas about truth with images that carry vastly different meanings. Think: hanging it on a flagpole or panning for gold or trying to catch a moonbeam in your hand. Do you meet the word with a swell of confidence or a shudder of unease? Or maybe both?
A crime reporter's perspective on nothing but the truth.
A childhood of gathering evidence gives way to an adulthood of storytelling.
On truth, interpretation and the search for a bible-based way of life.
Wrestling with truth in the context of taste and interpretation.
An interview with John Van Sloten, author of The Day Metallica Came to Church.
A reflection on religious identity and the freedom of commitment.
On Emerson's understanding of the soul and the search for divine truth.
I thought liberal arts classes would be boring, until I started finding God in every one of them.
Who are the gatekeepers of God?s truth?
How and why college sophomores are learning to embrace apocalypse.
Astra Taylor’s car-ride interview with the Princeton philosopher.
James K.A. Smith on postmodern philosophy, interpretation and the Bible.
I believe that, to some degree, an offending strangeness might be the surest means to seeing, hearing, and receiving a redeeming witness — a witness at work, for instance, in what Karl Barth refers to as the strange new world of the Bible. Does the Bible in any way dislocate our imaginations or prove to be an affront to what we consider seemly? In a certain sense, we might say that weirdness alone redeems, because it is that which strikes us as unseemly that forces us to redeem — or reevaluate — our vision of reality, our sense of what’s appropriate. Are we willing to have our vision undone and redeemed? Are we up for the religious experience of feeling offended?
The Sacredness of Questioning Everything
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