Jun 14, 2011

vol 128 No. 12

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For Jesus, unity among his disciples is an instrument of the evangel itself. Presbyterians have a great evangelical opportunity to show a fractured world that it is possible for people to disagree and yet remain in fellowship.
June 1, 2011

It's useful to meet the argument that torture works with the facts: actually, there is not much evidence that it does. In the end, however, the question is not whether torture is ever useful but whether it is morally permissible.
May 31, 2011

After disaster

Rebecca Solnit’s thesis is that paradise can arise from hell. If I am more pessimistic, perhaps that is due to accounts of natural disaster such as Emma Larkin's in her new book.
June 7, 2011

Incendies is a disturbing layover at the crossroads of forgiveness and revenge. It's a challenging film on several levels. Not only is there a hearty helping of violence to be digested over the film's 130 minutes, but audiences must also wrestle with a complex narrative structure.
June 1, 2011