Alan Jacobs

Posts in category “Religion”

A Note on Christianity and the Intellectual Life

Over the past few days I’ve been mulling over the thoughts from …

Posted July 30th, 2013

More About Reza Aslan’s Zealot Than I Wanted To Write (Or Than You Want to Read, Probably)

The controversial book is an educated amateur’s summary presented as fact.

Posted July 29th, 2013

Sarah Losh’s Church

What you see above is the exterior of the strange and beautiful …

Posted July 19th, 2013

More on Stoicism

Let me just follow up a bit on my recent pronouncing of …

Posted July 11th, 2013

My Beef with Stoicism

If you haven’t read Rod’s post on Binx Bolling’s Aunt Emily, please …

Posted July 9th, 2013

Kenny and Lewis

No, not that Kenny. Anthony Kenny’s review of Alister McGrath’s recent biography …

Posted July 2nd, 2013

Do Suburbs Lack Sacred Space?

Aaron Renn says they do: Suburbs are often unfairly maligned as lacking …

Posted June 20th, 2013

Christianity and Place

Just a brief follow-up to my earlier post on Wendell Berry: I …

Posted May 29th, 2013

Notes on Nomes

Rod has been discussing Terry Pratchett’s Bromeliad trilogy over at his joint, …

Posted May 27th, 2013

Everyone Expects the Spanish Inquisition

There’s not too much to say about this A C Grayling screed …

Posted May 27th, 2013

For the Time Being

My critical edition of W. H. Auden’s long poem For the Time …

Posted May 22nd, 2013


William Deresiewicz: I’m also reminded of Thomas Nagel’s new book, Mind and …

Posted May 20th, 2013

Making God a “Convenience”

The Templeton Foundation tells us, Almost half of all Americans feel God’s …

Posted January 16th, 2013

What Does Atheism Do For Atheists?

Disbelief in God is a metaphysical stance with no obvious ethical entailments.

Posted January 10th, 2013

The Good Life on Mars Hill

Let me just echo Rod’s commendation of Ken Myers and the Mars …

Posted January 5th, 2013

Three Questions about Church for the NYT

Three questions come to my mind as I read this NYT report …

Posted December 30th, 2012

A Christmas Thought About Guns

Some Christian questions about the rights and wrongs of the Second Amendment

Posted December 26th, 2012