Alan Jacobs

Posts in category “Religion”

Charity for Francis!

On the very conservative, and very Catholic, principles underlying Pope Francis’s new apostolic exhortation.

Posted April 10th, 2016

On Suicide and Marriage

Does caring for each other in suffering only fulfill the marital bonds within a religious framework?

Posted January 21st, 2016

Parting the Veil of Ignorance

The Wheaton College conflict cannot be abstracted away from the real humans involved

Posted January 12th, 2016


From Star Wars to The Lord of the Rings and beyond, victory does not always belong to the powerful.

Posted December 23rd, 2015

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