If religion continues to church-it-up in pretense and inside baseball, we become like Gilbert and Sullivan operettas: great good stuff, beloved by an ever-shrinking, self-congratulating group of lovely people.
Grace underlines all of what we do in school, but it is always a grace that assumes action and discipline.
Luther's understanding of the gospel has a tremendous liberating appeal, but also grave hermeneutical consequences.
Beauty cannot be suppressed, even by the Church, and Infinite Beauty, who is our living God, really will save the world.
We’ve forgotten what art is for. We need places to live, work, and worship: They are useful for us when they reflect our value as creatures of Beauty itself.