The Loose Ends of Life

For Rose Macaulay in The Towers of Trebizond, a story of moral seriousness couldn’t afford to tie up everything neatly.

The Last Jedi and the Christian story

Something new is appearing in the culture: a dissatisfaction with a banal materialism and a nostalgia for a story that gives hope, one that tells of a sacred tree.

Plato has gone before us

In The Vision of the Soul, James Matthew Wilson asserts that the Western tradition is dominated by one name: Plato.

On the beach with Rogue One

Star Wars was certainly not the fullness of the Christian hope and faith, but a new light was shining in a culture that had only 11 years before celebrated the “Death of God” on the cover of Time.

The limits of self-awareness

“Self-awareness” has become something of a cultural phenomenon of late. Yet for all its benefits, there are limits to what it can achieve.