Category Archives: Talks

Thomas Hart Benton: The Prodigal Son

When reading Peter Hitchens wonderful book The Rage Against God I was particularly struck by his personal reflection on Thomas Hart Benton’s The Prodigal Son. I wanted to post a blog about that but found that Dennis Skinner had done it for me. So why try to reinvent the wheel. Here it is: The Other […]

Meditation on Matthew 22: 34-46 – Bates College Chapel – 10/26/08

Matthew 22:34-46 “But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and […]

Meditation on Luke 15:1-10 – Bates College Chapel – 9/16/07

My first thought after reading the scripture was to recall getting lost while driving between Grand Rapids, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois this summer. On the drive, I learned that there are two signs you are lost:  1) absolute confidence that you are going the right way and hence are not lost, and  2) the subsequent […]

Radical Feminist Calls for Religion to Lead the Artistic Renaissance

Who would expect a self-avowed pro-choice, libertarian atheist to call for a renaissance of America’s fine arts through religion?

Is EVERYONE Going to Heaven?

That question arose at a Princeton University Karl Barth Conference, as reported by Joel Garver at Sacra Doctrina.