(RNS) — Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix alike imbue the character with such fundamental dignity, even in his abasement, that we never forget that we are called to love him, not laugh at him.
(RNS) — The nihilism of today's alt-right is both a religion and a rejection of the transcendence that religion holds out as a balm.
(RNS) — Peterson, who applies psychology to biblical studies, is as much a product of the 'unmooring' from Western values that he decries as he is a bulwark against it.
(RNS) Politicians lie. We know that. Usually the American public is wary in responding to this chicanery. But the recent Republican National Convention revealed a mass madness that went beyond having fun. By Tom Ehrich.