Over the Christmas break, I spent a fair amount of time binge-watching Jordan Peterson videos. Of the many Peterson videos, the ones that intrigued me the most featured his dialogues with Sam Harris, one of the “four horsemen of the new atheism” and perhaps the most strident critic of religion on the scene today.
The film “Bird Box,” based on a British novel of the same name, started streaming on Netflix around Christmas time. Starring Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich, it is a taut thriller that manages, perhaps despite itself, to shed considerable light on the parlous spiritual condition of contemporary culture.
In case you missed it, here is my full conversation with Dave Rubin and Rabbi David Wolpe on “The Rubin Report.” The three of us had a fascinating conversation about how to deal with grief and suffering, what it means to be happy, and why God matters in a secular age.
In case you missed it on December 16, here is my full conversation with Ben Shapiro (from Daily Wire) for his “Sunday Special” show. We sat down for a thoughtful dialogue about God, culture, Judaism, and Christianity.
Friends, in light of the recent scandals, I know many people are wondering whether they should remain in the Catholic Church. And I totally get that; the outrage is warranted. But in this time of crisis, I beg you not to flee, but to fight—not violently, with the weapons of the world, but with the weapons of the Spirit. We need you.
I recently finished a paper on chapters 7, 8, and 9 of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, which I was asked to talk about at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. While many have focused on chapter 8 of this exhortation, I was really struck by the Pope's comments on moral formation, communication technology, and sex education in the previous chapter.
@BishopBarron @FrSteveGrunow I have been watching your mass every day. I can’t tell you how much it means and how much it helps. I miss the mass and Eucharist so much. And Adoration. And confession. It literally hurts. I am so grateful to you. Thank you so much.
Helpful words from @BishopBarron: Tragedy, Contingency, and a Deeper Sense of God - Word on Fire https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/article/tragedy-contingency-and-a-deeper-sense-of-god/26995/?fbclid=IwAR1d6cXJIo_03jyu_5Mm_KixCZfi8o1RGJJoOAxDGXzW_hclYYH25dbgWl8
@BishopBarron @FrSteveGrunow A truly wonderful Mass, pared down to it's essentials. The homilies are insightful, on point and encouraging. Seems like a perfect Mass to share both with Protestants and non-believers alike. Thirty holy minutes to start our sheltered-in-place day.