As promised, Snakes and Ladders is now sponsored by Comment, and I’m really happy about that. If you’d like to know what Comment is all about, you might want to read this message, written last fall, by our editor Anne Snyder.
Also, keep your eyes open for the work to come at Breaking Ground, “a rethinking project aimed at community-building, one that seeks to offer a creative lens borne out of two thousand years of Christian social thought and the witness it has inspired time and again.” It’s a collaborative project by Comment, Plough Quarterly, and the Davenant Institute.
Jon Klassen is working on a thing:
Many years ago, Stanley Hauerwas wrote me a letter. Here’s how it started:
B.D. McClay asks why people are interested in “true crime” stories.
My friend Rick Gibson wonders about the future of digital citizenship. This piece reminds me of something I wrote a few years ago — one of those essays that the author loves but no one else has ever read — called “Miss Marple and the Problem of Modern Identity.”
Doug Beube, Empty Talk (2016). Altered book, plexiglass, acrylic box, wood. Framed, H286 x W232 x D51 mm.
We’ve had a beautiful spring here in central Texas — I don’t remember a lovelier one in my seven years here. The Big Heat is coming, we know, but it has graciously held off so far. It’s good to have something to be unambivalently thankful for.