I'm on vacation this week, so I'm going to take a break from blogging and come back next Monday, 7/6. Throughout July on my Friday posts, I'll be writing some reflections on recent controversial issues from current events. By waiting a few weeks to actually think about what I'm going to say, I'll be upholding the happy tradition of this blog, which is to eschew "relevance" and the overriding interests of the moment in favor of seeking deeper substance in the end.
(Painting: "Waiting Room," by Vincent Van Gogh, 1884, oil on canvas.)
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.