'Palestine. Sermon the Mount.' by Vasily Polenov (c. 1900; WikiPaintings.org)
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The King is the Context

February 16, 2019 Carl E. Olson 5

Readings: • Jer 17:5-8 • Psa 1:1-2, 3, 4 AND 6 • 1 Cor 15:12, 16-20 • Lk 6:17, 20-26 “Context,” I have read, “is king.” While such a saying should itself be read and […]

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In Memoriam: Albert Finney

February 14, 2019 Titus Techera 9

Albert Finney has died. He was one of the last great mid-century character actors, nominated for five Oscars—he was wonderful almost every time he appeared on screen and he had the good luck of becoming […]

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The ever-present totalitarian temptation

February 13, 2019 George Weigel 4

First circulated underground in communist Czechoslovakia in October 1978, Vaclav Havel’s brilliant dissection of totalitarianism, “The Power of the Powerless,” retains its salience four decades later. It should be required reading for politicians given to […]