Michael Gerson (1964-2022)

Former presidential speechwriter and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson died last week. We featured many of his articles and reflections (all of which can be found here), including his TED Talk on AIDS treatment and writing on Christmas hope.  Here are some of the many reactions to his life and his Christian witness. Daniel Silliman … Read More

Around the Web

Check out these recent articles from around the web: The Art of Choosing What to Do With Your Life by Benjamin Storey and Jenna Silber Storey: “Our educational system focuses obsessively on helping students take the next step. But it does not give them adequate assistance in thinking about the substance of the lives toward … Read More

Christmas Hope in a Time of Despair

Michael Gerson writes: Many in our country have lost the simple confidence that better days are ahead, for a variety of understandable reasons. There are the coronavirus’s false dawns, followed by new fears. There are rising prices and empty store shelves, as if in Soviet Romania. There is Afghanistan, descending into man-made catastrophe. There are … Read More

The Consistent Ethic of Death Within the Republican Party

Michael Gerson writes: During last week’s budget negotiations, and as America prepared for the full-scale arrival of the omicron coronavirus variant, every present Senate Republican voted to “defund” the federal vaccine mandate on businesses, the military and the federal workforce. This indicated a political party now so intimidated by its liberty caucus that senators such … Read More

Fred Hiatt (1955-2021)

via the Washington Post: Fred Hiatt, who edited these pages for nearly 22 years before his death on Monday at the age of 66, was a consummate journalist: a dogged reporter, a brilliant editor, a graceful writer. He will be remembered by us above all for his human qualities. Mr. Hiatt — to everyone at … Read More

Around the Web: Articles on Racial Justice and Reform

Check out these recent articles from around the web: Race Manners: Which Black People Should I Believe? by Jenée Desmond-Harris: “Should you weigh the perspectives of people who are personally affected by racist policies? Of course. But you don’t have to weigh them all equally. Gather information and learn, yes, but as you’re digesting all … Read More