Anthony Esolen stands firmly in that great Catholic tradition of liberal learning. A college whose leadership is committed to that tradition would celebrate his contributions—it wouldn’t coddle his persecutors.
CHR Comment: An interesting though odd rant about Roman Catholic higher education. The author defends Prof. Esolen without providing any clear statement about the issues at stake, just that the professor raised questions about “diversity.” Therefore, I have added a link to a second article in The American Conservative where Esolen is interviewed about the controversy, which involves accusations of racism and issues of Catholic identity and cultural engagement.
Source: The Persecution of Professor Esolen | George Weigel
The American Conservative
Racial diversity in local churches is a preview of eternity.
CHR Comment: Given Robert P. Jones new book on White Protestantism, this essay by Stetzer is an interesting piece to read from a leader in the Southern Baptist Convention. I especially like the visual with different crayons all labeled “flesh” tone, which is very clever.
Source: Di-ver-si-ty: Overcoming Homogeneity in Our Churches | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer
The National Museum of American History will have a new exhibit and symposium on religious freedom, religious growth, and religious diversity.
Religion in American History.