A new edition of Mere Immortals is out, inspired by the theme of time. Learn about temporal bandwidth, see some of the oldest living things on earth, and find a marmot in an amazing moment. Read it here.
Inspired by the July New York Times article on how the cathedral at Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than we thought – and the courage and wisdom of the people who helped save it – the next Mere Immortals newsletter is all inspired by … Continue reading Mere Immortals: Cathedrals
Released in honor of the Apollo 11 mission (released on time, and just posted now – subscribe to get them de pronto!): the Mere Immortals moon edition is posted. Also appearing: the other Moonwalk (yes, that one), and Will Ferrell speculating on the edibility of … Continue reading Mere Immortals: the Moon edition!
Fred Astaire dancing with a drum kit, flash fiction by Alan Jacobs, the power of touch, and more. Read it in the archives.
Confession: I haven’t kept this up like I should have. We had a crazy post-Easter season, and I just recovered it, but – with a humbled paterfamilias – the Rhea family liturgy project resumes! For this summer (until Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which … Continue reading Rhea family liturgy: summer 2019
It’s online and in the archive! Learn about in-utero surgery, how workism is a terrible religion we’re tempted to swallow, and why we should feast more. As always, sign up to receive each issue as it comes out!
A few weeks ago I published the first issue of Mere Immortals, a hopefully-weekly newsletter sharing stories, videos, and wisdom, valued by the standards of Christian humanism. “Humanism” in general is the belief that human beings are a) worth studying, and b) worth caring for. … Continue reading What is Christian humanism?
The second issue of Mere Immortals went out on Wednesday! You can find a permalink here. Issue includes: The kick that proved Zlatan’s awesomenessHow making life work in a neighborhood can put you in a bigger world than moving to a cityHow the world’s last … Continue reading Mere Immortals Issue 2
I’m sure no one else has this problem, but too often I find my online reading drifting toward material that’s either 1) worrisome, 2) argumentative, or 3) just plain not worth talking about with anyone I know in real life. Mere Immortals is partly an … Continue reading Introducing: Mere Immortals!
The Ascension of Christ is way up there with “Christian truths Christians should think about more often.” Derek Rishmawy agrees, as do Justin Dillehay and NT Wright (and lots of others but you get the idea). The Ascension, or the enthronement of Jesus in heaven, … Continue reading Ascension Day poem – The Hand