Christopher Hitchens was famous for his atheism, but he was also searching for something. And a Christian friend walked alongside him. A moving story from Brian Mattson at the Gospel Coalition – and a good lesson for all of us.
Two tours you can take without leaving home: a walk through the British Museum, courtesy of Google Maps, and a literary tour of the French Quarter in New Orleans, courtesy of some students at the University of New Orleans.
A student at Harvard talks (like an adult) about the craziness over sensitivity and safe spaces, the current fads on college campuses. She’s only a single voice, but it does give one hope.
Good poems, several good articles on faith, photographs and art, and a refugee story with a happy ending. And a video of a contemporary song using family scenes from the 1950s and 1960s – and it speaks to the human in all of us.
Philosopher Cows – Loren Paulsson at World Narratives.
Sacred Lives, Secular Lives – Dusty Rayburn at Devoted Conversations.
Stained by Love – Tristan Sherwin.
Christopher Hitchens and the Hound of Heaven – Brian Mattson at The Gospel Coalition.
The Church Does Not Exist to Entertain Us – Or Bore Us – Karl Vaters at Leadership Journal.
A walk through the British Museum – Google Maps.
Strachey’s “A True Reportory of the Wreck in Bermuda” (the likely source for Shakespeare’s The Tempest) – British Library.
Art and Photography
Spring Garden – Tim Good at Pics, Poems, and Ponderings.
Henry Ossawa Tanner – Dreamers of the Day (Hat Tip: J of India).
Thomas – Mary Harwell Sayler.
What I really like – Maureen Doallas from Neruda’s Memoirs.
Why Language Matters – Mick Silva.
Writer’s Blocks: Literary History in the French Quarter – New Orleans Historical.
Life and Culture
This Syrian Family Now Has a Home (Finally, a Refugee Story With a Happy Ending) – David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.
A Culture of Sensitivity – Rachel Huebner at The Harvard Crimson.
Why Many College Students Never Learn to Write Sentences – John Maguire at the Pope Center.
You’ll Be the Boat - A song by Kieren Mitchell
Top illustration: Old Man Reading a Book, oil on canvas by Stefano della Bella (1610-1664).