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Wendell Berry Wants to Shoot a Drone

“I Don’t Think Humans Have any Power over Meaning. Meaning is Given to Us. We Can’t Make Meaning.”

Pirates, Parrots, and Plot Holes of Grace

“That Kid and His Monkey / Were Terrible Thieves. / Why Do They Get to Dance and Sing?”

What Jack Reacher Reaches For

“I Aim to Have More Fun in 60 Years than Anybody Could Have in 100.”

The Personal Is Apocalyptic: When Your World Unravels

On Brian Evenson’s Song for the Unraveling of the World

Experiencing Law and Gospel Through Dostoevsky and Jesus

God Orchestrated My Salvation through Two Books: Crime and Punishment and the Gospel of Luke

“Himself,” from Pearly Gates: Parables from the Final Threshold

“‘I suppose,’ said the man, ‘you expect me to worship you.'”

Jamie Quatro Envisions Unconditional Love in New York City

“And You, With Your Wayward Thoughts, in the Agony of Temptation: I Would Have You No Other Way”

Sacred Wounds that Give Life

“The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters You. And It Did.”

Church Shopping at the Apocalypse

“Don’t tell me you’re going to read Stephen King next.”

Love, Compassion, and the Relative Suffering of Christ on the Cross: Intimations by Zadie Smith

On Letting Yourself Acknowledge Pain

Auden’s Missing Mercy

The Dyer’s Hand and Measure for Measure on Justice and Love

Our Unwelcome Infinite Summer: David Foster Wallace and Martin Luther on Desire and Discontent

“The burning doesn’t go away? … What fire dies when you feed it?”