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The Politics of Force and the Strange Work of Love

Our current politics trouble me profoundly, and I have not always been able to articulate why. Recently, I have been reading a book called Love, Power, and Justice by the German theologian Paul Tillich. This book has helped me to articulate my fear while also helping me construct a vision for our shared political life.… Continue reading The Politics of Force and the Strange Work of Love

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Rene Girard, Donald Trump, and How I Got My Advent Groove Back

I have a confession: In the past, I haven’t liked the season of Advent very much. This is a bummer because I am Christian, and I feel like I should like Advent. I mean, Advent is the time of the year when we anticipate the birth of the Christ Child—the Christ who takes away the… Continue reading Rene Girard, Donald Trump, and How I Got My Advent Groove Back