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Jacopo Bellini's Triptych of the Nativity

Christmas and the Inspiring Drama of Day-to-Day Life

By Justin Katz / January 1, 2023

The odd mix of anonymity and profundity in the Nativity story may point to the real meaning of “keeping Christmas well.”

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A wolf appearing in networked particles.

Building Up from Stuff

By Justin Katz / December 18, 2022

Just as the purposeful, or teleological, hierarchy disaggregates down to the building blocks of Creation, so does the consequential, or nomological, hierarchy aggregate in the other direction.

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Vincent van Gogh's Still Life with Bible

An Origin of Free Will and Evil

By Justin Katz / July 10, 2022

As God’s experience of Himself diverges within the Multiverse, lesser beings emerge, with free will and the aptitude for evil.

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One Must Begin Somewhere

By Justin Katz / January 15, 2022

Beginning to put structure to a flood of ideas starts with the most fundamental reality: the Idea.

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A balcony at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in D.C.

Living a Sacred Life

By Justin Katz / August 15, 2021

Our lives can be sacred and meaningful while we are not suffering, and by the same rule, when we make our lives sacred and meaningful, we are also less apt to see suffering as suffering when it comes.

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Expertise and Godhood in a Limited Frame

By Justin Katz / March 20, 2021

Our experts are experts, but they neglect the limits of their expertise in order to keep pace with progressive politicians drawn toward the gravity of total control.

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Remember What World You Live In

By Justin Katz / February 27, 2021

Remembering transcendent reality means having the courage to face the storm that plainly speaking the truth can raise in turbulent times because we are not truly at risk of perishing, at least in the sense that matters.

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Seats on the Train to Unraveling

By Justin Katz / January 23, 2021

Bari Weiss is right to join with ideological opponents to fight for the right to disagree, but she should recognize the role an issue close to her heart, same-sex marriage, played in our loss of that right.

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Principles and Inevitable Logic

By Justin Katz / December 19, 2020

Whether the logical consequences of a decision are, in fact, inevitable or are only apt to create a sort of momentum, it behooves us to make decisions with a full understanding of their implications.

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The Lesson Never Ends

By Justin Katz / November 28, 2020

Among other lessons, the coronavirus pandemic is teaching us that a deeper illness than COVID-19 has settled upon our civilization.

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