- More on the seductions of narrative in public life, complete with a nice, perhaps too nicey-nice, suggestion for how to deal with the problem.
- James Carroll on a perfect example of the above: given the failure of deliberation in the public square and the intransigence of much church dogma, how are we going to deal with the big issues of reproduction coming our way?
- New hope for the non-conventionally religious. No, you will not be saved. It’s even better than that!
- Diversity statements. A new addition to the package requested of applicants for faculty positions. Interesting that the author says everyone is confused about what they mean and how to write them. You’d think that would have been thought through in advance, no?