With its final door, The Good Place proves useful for our journey once more: we cannot stop here, we must journey on.
Jesus’ coming in Advent is not only his coming as an infant in Bethlehem, nor only his coming as our judge at the end of time. It is also his coming to the depths of death and judgment: his presence in hell which grants it its truest, realest existence while at the same time undoing its sting with infinite mercy. Jesus’ presence in hell is the paradoxical symbol of justice that promises us the fullness of mercy and the fullness of judgment of God.
David Bentley Hart’s That All Shall Be Saved is a regrettably unflinching reminder that ego, not piety, is the ground of much modern theology.
Humanity’s search for understanding, meaning, and purpose haunted Percy and is a major theme of his oeuvre.
The market demands anger — on its terms. It is a strange fact. It works well for certain politicians but it works poorly in governing. It can raise awareness of injustice and also impede consensus-building that could fix injustice.
If universalism is true, it cannot be true apart from the Cross. Humanity is broken and needs to be fixed.
Ignore the poor at your gates with caution.