A Short History of Audacious Bets Made In America During The 20th Century

Christians: (pushing a small stack of poker chips into the middle of the table) I bet there’s no such thing as gluttony. Secularists: (pushing out two larger stacks of poker chips) I bet there’s no such thing as lust. Christians: (undaunted, pushing all remaining poker chips out) I bet there’s no such thing as shallowness.Continue reading “A Short History of Audacious Bets Made In America During The 20th Century”

Say Something

Students: Mr. Gibbs, do you think the Church should have temporal power? Gibbs: Look, if you just want to hear me say something controversial, I am happy to do that. Student: Okay! Gibbs: Then I’ll do you one better. I think the Church should have spiritual power.

Love What Lasts: On The Art Of The 20th Century

“The 20th century witnessed a bifurcation in art, where “high art” became increasingly esoteric and “low art” became increasingly sensual. Over the course of the 20th century, high art and low art engaged in a game of chicken, wherein each side dared the other to greater extreme. The weirder high art became, the more sensualContinue reading “Love What Lasts: On The Art Of The 20th Century”