Here is what Isaiah deeply deplored by saying, “We all have fallen like leaves, and our sins have carried us off like wind.” But the righteous are able, through innocence they have received, to ward off the charges of the present accusation; but they are not strong enough in their own strength to drive out the bonds of death that result … The Redeemer of the human race, who became the mediator of God and humanity through the flesh, alone showed himself righteous among people, yet he received the punishment of blame without blame. He convicted humanity lest it fall further, and stood before God lest He smite; He offered examples of innocence, and took our punishment for evil.
Gregory the Great
Morals on the Book of Job
- Professor Richard Garnett has a fascinating essay at The Public Discourse on how the Freedom of Conscience is protected, and not protected, by the No-Establishment clause.
- Bono Got It Wrong on aid in Africa according to Mere Orthodoxy. “Take a look at the results and ask yourself which is going to provide lasting change in the lives of the bottom billion…emotional catharsis rocking to U2 angst and buying a MakePovertyHistory bracelet, or very unglamorously studying viable business alternatives and then opening up a market with African trading partners.”
- At the Article VI blog, a place of conversation between an Evangelical and a Mormon on political matters, John Schroeder discusses the latest reports in Newsweek and the Washington Post concerning the decline in Christianity as a force in America.
- Hadley Arkes writes at The Catholic Thing on the opportunity for dialogue at Notre Dame in the wake of the controversial invitation extended to President Obama.
- Berry College Professor Peter Lawler, who we’ve been proud to feature in prior issues of The City, has an essay in The New Atlantis on Christianity, Liberalism, and Evolution. It is certain to raise no controversy whatsoever.