New today: A likely story about the existence of God, Tocqueville on our national character, a poem by Brian Doyle

April 5, 2016

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 122; Esther 9:1-5, 18-23Luke 12:4-12

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Albrecht DürerLucas Cranach, and Matthias Grünewald (Lutheran calendar), Daniel G. C. Wu (Episcopal calendar), Marcellinus, MethodiusRaphaelDavid BlondelRichard RawlinsonIgor StravinskyJacques Castérède

New today from the Century

A likely story, by Carol Zaleski. Each year I ask my students to devise arguments for God. They respond less like well diggers than like beachcombers, gathering bits of evidence.

If Tocqueville were alive, he would worry about our national character, by Sanford Kessler. if Tocqueville were alive today, he would be less concerned about Trump than about the nature of his supporters. Tocqueville considered America’s national character the best gauge of our political health.

Sweeney’s,” a poem by Brian Doyle.


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