December 2019

Scrooge Had a Vocation Too!

Dwight Lindley on the nature of Scrooge's call and response. 

Tony Randall Scrooge

Stop Looking for a Francis Effect

Timothy O'Malley celebrates the pope's birthday by taking another look at the "Francis effect" controversy. 

Pope Francis

The Consumer's Regress

Scott Beauchamp on the spiritual twists and turns of crass consumerism. 

San Junipero Black Mirror

Advent's Binding of Isaac

Kristen Drahos explains Advent's sacrifice of money and riches. 

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The Unoriginal Augustine

Jessica Hooten Wilson on René Girard, Augustine, and the great art of imitation.

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The November Night Before Advent

Leonard DeLorenzo contemplates this year's uninterrupted transition from November into Advent.

Alphonse Osbert La Solitude Du Christ