To Descartes, the universe was indefinite. Descartes basically advocated for an infinite universe with infinitely multiple worlds, but he reserved the word “infinite” for God, opting for “indefinite” as a near-synonym in describing the mundane world.
I recently read Dianna Anderson’s new book, Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity, which outlines a Christian sexual ethics that, among other things, is equally applicable to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Reading Damaged Goods reminded me of other books that have influenced my thinking on the evangelical church’s approach to […]
I felt strangely vulnerable as I made my way through the London Underground one evening last September. I was dressed normally, and I wasn’t carrying anything particularly valuable. But I found myself more than usually alert to my surroundings (more even than the low-grade, background uneasiness common to any woman in a public space). I […]
In London this semester, I went to as much theatre as I possibly could. I enjoyed all of it—the slapstick comedy of The Play that Goes Wrong, the surprisingly good heart of The Book of Mormon, the gritty politics of Martin Freeman as Richard III, the only slightly varnished realism of John. Two performances were […]