I received this cheering message earlier today:

Greetings from South Bend!

You may be interested to hear that my July/August 2012 Touchstone article, “Passing Through the Sirens: The Trials of the Christian Wayfarer in the World,” won an essay competition sponsored by the Character Project and Templeton Foundation. The press release is here. Thank you again for the opportunity to publish, and long live Touchstone!

In Christ,
David Elliot
University of Notre Dame

It’s always gratifying to win awards. Congratulations to David Elliot and his family!

Here is a snippet from the article:

Interestingly, those born after Christ are living in a sort of twilight period between the ages. With the victory won through the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, this aion is already a dissolving phantasmagoria; a sort of theatre burning to the ground while the Christians point to the Exit sign and the worldlings keep munching popcorn. (Read more)

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