Philip Bess: Cities shaped by love

In an essay with the provocative title, “Bring me my arrows of desire: cities shaped by love,” Gayle Doornbos writes a review of Philip Bess’s book, “Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Sacred.” For those who are unaware, Bess is a Notre Dame architecture professor who spoke to a Fort Wayne audience […]

A conservative case for urbanism

(Jon) I plan on posting information and news about Philip Bess in advance of his lecture on April 16 at the downtown library. In that spirit, I found this review at Campus Magazine Online of Bess’ book, “Till We Have Found Jerusalem.” Those who are politically conservative are rightly suspicious of new-fangled sounding ideas about […]

Bonhoeffer and responsibility

(Jon) I’m getting inspired by Dietrich Bonhoeffer‘s “Life Together,” and I have yet to get beyond the introduction. Here are two quotes from the book’s intro that ring true: “The sin of respectable people reveals itself in flight from responsibility.” — Bonhoeffer’s friend Eberhard Bethge “For him Christianity could never be merely intellectual theory, doctrine […]