1. We have much to learn, grasshoppers: Comment publisher Ray Pennings walks the stage later today in Grand Rapids, receiving his Master of Arts in Religion. We heartily congratulate our fearless leader of research, and look forward—with all the world—to the mass-market hardcover of his thesis, teasingly titled A New Earth Mindedness: Towards a Public Theology for the 21st Century.
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: former Comment editor Gideon Strauss reminds us in Christianity Today that our response ought to be marked by knowledge of our own depravity.