By Mark Clavier Several of my recent posts both on Covenant and elsewhere have caused some concern about my political well-being. Some have wondered whether I’ve strayed into Marxism, while others have cauti... Read More...
Why did God create the heavens and the earth, human beings, and all the rest?
Are we wearing out the earth’s ability to sustain us, tilling the ground into oblivion, coming to the end of some invisible tether?
Edward Abbey’s was a great soul. The best reason to read Abbey, says Wendell Berry, is “for the consolation, for the comfort of being told the truth.”
I am an avid hunter and fisherman, but it strikes me that these activities are really more occasions for something else: for looking at the natural world and trying to understand it and, by trying to understand it.
The earth is fundamentally a religious place — a place of belonging and of worship. It is a place of holy sacrifice, with its highest expression in the Christian sacraments, which “rehearse the solution that previous explorations of the sacred could not find, which is the self-sacrifice of God” (p. 20).