The sweetest joys and delights I have experienced, have not been those that have arisen from a hope of my own good estate; but in a direct view of the glorious things of the gospel. When I enjoy this sweetness, it seems to carry me above the thoughts of my own safe estate. It seems at such times a loss that I cannot bear, to take off my eye from the glorious, pleasant object I behold without me, to turn my eye in upon myself, and my own good estate.
- Some reactions to the protests in Iran (and President Obama’s decision not to get involved) here, here and here.
- David Novak writes at Public Discourse on why we should oppose same-sex marriage. We will have pieces on the possibility of reconciliation on this issue from Jonathan Rauch and Joseph Knippenberg in the issue soon to appear on your doorstep.
- Jordan J. Ballor, who will be reviewing a book on religion and the media for us in that same summer issue, discusses Protestant approaches to law at First Things.
- And Peter Lawler, who will have a piece on Solzhenitsyn in this thrice mentioned issue (which, you can tell, is on our minds) has a piece on his dismissal from the President’s bioethics council over the weekend.
- Finally, Patrick Kavanaugh writes on the real obstacle to creativity: too many possibilities.