Posted on 04/23/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today is the Feast Day of St. George, patron of seemingly innumerable places, people, and professions. But his most storied legacy seems to be that of "dragon slayer." Jared Zimmerer takes a look at the legend of St. George, and finds why the lore of this mighty deed has been such a lasting one.
Posted on 04/20/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
There is a growing debate regarding the viability and need of higher education today. But Chris Hazell argues that a Christian liberal arts education can lead a student to a better understanding of what they need to truly thrive in the world.
Posted on 04/19/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today, Elizabeth Scalia reflects upon two of Christ's healings, which reveal a bridge between justice and mercy, the law and the sacraments, and the Old and New Covenants.
Posted on 04/18/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today, Peggy Pandaleon discusses George Saunders’ bestselling book, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” and the ways in which it unveils deeper mysteries than expected.
Posted on 04/17/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
“You Want It Darker,” one of Leonard Cohen’s final songs, is a work of raw, shocking honesty, a protest in the face of the dark night of evil. Today, Dr. Tom Neal reflects on the Old Testament dimensions of this great poet’s lament and surrender to God.
Posted on 04/16/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Today, Rachel Bulman discusses how the hit show “The Flash” reveals a truth of the human condition and how the act of self-emptying, exemplified in marriage, brings light into the darkness we all experience.
Posted on 04/13/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Some sources have said that within twenty years, fifty percent of today’s jobs will be handled by non-human workers. But Chris Hazell argues that while concern over the rise of a robotic workforce is reasonable, there is a deeper cultural issue at hand.
Posted on 04/12/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
During Mark Zuckerberg’s recent testimony before Congress, it emerged that Facebook will soon have artificial intelligence programming in place that can identify and delete hate speech before it is even published. But silencing hate, Elizabeth Scalia argues, is not truly doing battle against it.
Posted on 04/11/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Fr. Stephen Gadberry is a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also an avid fitness practitioner, and just recently was able to compete in the hit show, “American Ninja Warrior”! Today, Jared Zimmerer and Fr. Stephen discuss faith, fitness, and evangelization, and the ways in which the intertwining of all three help proclaim Christ in the culture.
Posted on 04/10/2018 06:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
Luke Burgis reflects on the critical nature of discerning our calling from God and the ways in which all of us can help cultivate a culture of discernment.