Note to My Readers: from mid-June to mid-August (6/18 - 8/20), I will be taking a summer break from posting new articles for my Thursday and Friday slots. This will only affect my Thursday series on the global growth of Christianity, and my Friday series, the "Theological Bestiary" of birds, both of which will resume in late August. During the summer, I'll be dusting off some of my best essays from the first few years of this blog (a decade ago), as well as my verse play "Thus Ends the World," and re-posting them in the Thursday and Friday slots. All other weekdays will continue to feature new material throughout the summer.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Quote of the Week



Great God, that bowest sky and star
Bow down our towering thoughts to thee,
And grant us in a faltering war
The firm feet of humility.

Cleanse us from ire of creed or class,
The anger of the idle kings;
Sow in our hearts, like living grass,
The laughter of all lowly things.


- G. K. Chesterton, English journalist and Christian intellectual at the turn of the 20th century, from his poem "Hymn for the Church Militant"

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