Entries by Jim Roseman

Memorial Day Reflections

Memorial Day Reflections It was an early summer day in June 1970. I was with some of my friends in Pleasant Grove, where we grew up, explored the Prairie Creek beds and played like boys did in those days, as depicted in the 1986 movie Stand By Me. A friend of ours, David Broach, whom […]

Religion & The Loss of Symbolic Life

It’s been a while since my last post . . . just been covered up with other things. But I’m back in business, anticipating weekly commentaries on subjects ranging from appetizer to dessert. Last Friday Kelsey Dallas of Desseret News published a Q&A with longtime Newsweek religion editor Kenneth Woodward about how “faith shape-shifted over […]

Rediscovering God’s Grand Story

Well, the book is out today. It’s available on my publisher’s website, at Wipf & Stock, http://wipfandstock.com/rediscovering-god-s-grand-story.html. It’ll be available on other outlets soon, including Amazon and Logos Bookstore in Dallas. I’ll be announcing a book signing at Logos Bookstore in Snyder Plaza soon. I hope you find the book helpful and that it will […]

Civility, Consensus, Constructivism-Peter Leithart

To grasp our current moment, you need to read Peter Leithart’s blog from this week, “Civility, Consensus, Constructivism,” at First Things https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2017/09/civility-consensus-constructivism. For an expanded essay on similar themes, see my Deeper Reflections Spurred by Charlottesville_James M. Roseman.

Seeing Things Whole

IN ITS MARCH 1990 PREMIER EDITION, the First Things editors laid out their “prejudices” for the new journal, noting by that term they mean “prior judgments,” which they further clarified as “the considered assumptions that frame what we’re going to do and how we’re going to do it.” The editors went on to describe their […]