Issues

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Beyond Ideologies

Beyond Ideologies

What are the consequences of an era when seemingly every human issue is viewed through an ideological lens?

Embodiment

Embodiment

Embodiment is not actually a hurdle to overcome, but the very yeast for flourishing itself. How will we allow this to reshape our understanding of the good life?

The Dynamics of Moral Agency

The Dynamics of Moral Agency

We live in an era newly awash in moral language when it comes to the systemic and the social. Frameworks of white supremacy and systemic racism, illegitimate political authority and a corrupted elite dominate our mental maps, each charge vast yet pointed, weighty yet...

Rebuilding Trust

Rebuilding Trust

We are living through times that often feel like one long commentary on Joni Mitchell’s line “you don’t know what you got till it’s gone.” From regular encounters on the street to public sacraments, hospitality in the flesh to basic truth-telling from our leaders, it...

Navigating Uncertainty

Navigating Uncertainty

If 2020 is defined by one thing, it’s the ushering in of mass uncertainty. Uncertainty about how to behave in the face of a capricious virus, about the future, about whom to trust in the face of conflicting directives. What happens when a society that thought it was...

A World Remade

A World Remade

Many are characterizing 2020 as a kairos year, the forces of a global pandemic and a long-simmering disease of the soul forging an opening for change. As everyone scrambles to make sense of a rapidly changing context, it is natural to revert to a survival mode...

The Stories We Tell

The Stories We Tell

In an age when the humanities are struggling to defend their utility, history tremors at the tip of the spear. It doesn’t seem to explain the way things are, it’s not, well, current, and it doesn’t tickle our endless fascination with ourselves. Yet this spring issue...

The Tribes That Bind

The Tribes That Bind

It’s no secret that an “ism” has arisen to diagnose our suspicious moods one to another as group identities become primary and social isolation burrows in—tribalism. Most of us are increasingly living disaggregated lives, our sense of wholeness and belonging fragile...

Love and Fear

Love and Fear

Noli timere. Be not afraid. This command pervades the Scriptures, and yet many in Western societies are engulfed in a sense that doom is near and what was will no longer be. There is fracture and pain exploding out into the open—for some it’s long-rumbling, for others...

To Build Is to Love

To Build Is to Love

Our world is shaped by humanity's desire to build and create—a desire that mimics the original Creator’s act of pure love. But is creating limited to artists and architects? In this issue of Comment, loving acts of creation are visible in all kinds of settings, from...