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This Life: The work of a lover of wisdom 

Martin Hagglund’s This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom, published in 2019, has already become a minor academic excitement- being reviewed in the New Yorker and Guardian as well as being the issue of a day-long conference at Harvard. I recently had a chance to read the book. There is a lot that I disagree […]

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Pondering ‘Things to Come,’ with help from savvy thumbsuckers and backgrounders

Point of personal liberty. “Things to Come” is the title of a Religion Guy favorite, Dizzy Gillespie’s jazz pulse-pounder from 1946 that’s ever contemporary. Check out this remarkable high school performance just last year. Turning to our beat’s things to come in 2021 and beyond, here are some savvy thumbsuckers and backgrounders you might have […]