Facing Guns and Horror BY: Denis Haack The most powerful human forces are found in the meeting of the face and the gaze. Only there do we exist for one another. In the gaze of the other, we become, and in our own gaze others become. It is there, too, that we can be destroyed. Being unseen is devastating, and so is not seeing.
Fool's Talk (Os Guinness, 2015) BY: Denis Haack Through the explosion of pluralism in the last fifty years, our world has grown dramatically more diverse, and through the intensification of the culture warring in many Western countries, our world has grown far more dismissive of our faith.
Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions (Phil Zuckerman, 2014) BY: Denis Haack "While secular Americans may have nothing to do with religion, this does not mean that they wallow in despair or flail about in hapless oblivion. To the contrary, they live civil, reasonably rational, and admirably meaningful lives predicated upon sound ethical foundations.”
Our Only World: Ten Essays (Wendell Berry, 2015) BY: Denis Haack "The earth is the Lord’s and by divine action is given into our care as stewards of God. How we treat the earth and use its resources matters. This means that any view of the earth that explicitly or implicitly considers its riches, resources and places as expendable instead of stewarded is immoral."
Driving with the Brakes On: Why Doing Justice Is So Difficult BY: Clarke Cochran Why do problems like drug addiction, education reform, and world-record murder and incarceration rates remain resistant to resolution?
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I don’t much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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