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Anhedonia and Men Without Chests: The Timeless Grace of Good Memories

It has now been over 23 years since Wallace penned the inimitable words: “Sentiment equals naïveté on this continent [and] cynicism and naïveté are mutually exclusive.” He explained, “What passes for hip cynical transcendence of sentiment is really some kind of fear of being really human, since to be really human (at least as conceptualized) […]

Hopelessly Devoted: Psalm Chapter Fifty One Verse Twelve

This morning’s devotion comes from Simeon Zahl. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit. (Psalm 51:12, NRSV) The psalmist brings two things to bear here: First, it is okay to ask God for joy. Joy is good. The reality of sin and of human limitations, and the […]