Encounters - 2009

Bar Mitzvah. Via Wikimedia Commons

Rebel with a Cause

EncountersGideon Weiler

The potential for mutually enriching relationships between Christians and Jews is tapped into by an eighteen-year-old boy, as described in this surprising essay. It is a witness by one whose reason has been educated to be loyal to reality.

Faith and Reason United by Ludwig Seitz. Via Wikimedia Commons

Faith and Reason: Beyond the Black Legend

EncountersLetizia Bardazzi

An interview with sociologist Rodney Stark on the struggle between faith and reason. “From the very beginning, the Church stressed that if something is truly Christian, it will be reasonable.”