Published Nov 22, 2016 in Faith & Politics ~ Approx 13 mins
Joe Simmons, SJ considers what René Girard, Saturday Night Live, and Hamilton can teach us about living wisely and kindly in turbulent political times.
Published May 9, 2016 in Pop Culture, Spirituality ~ Approx 4 mins
Many young professionals indicate high anxiety and stress both at work and in their personal lives. Is their work harder, are they just wimpier than previous generations, or is it something else? Joe Simmons, SJ considers the effects of choice, distraction, and the internet on his fellow millennials.
Published Apr 14, 2016 in Catholic Writing, Spirituality ~ Approx 4 mins
Does God exist? Joe Simmons, SJ wonders what our questions about belief have to say about us who ask them.
Published Sep 21, 2015 in In the News, Papal News, Pop Culture, Pope Francis ~ Approx 2 mins
Joe Simmons, SJ watches Biden’s interview with America Media and wonders…is something new afoot in faith in the public square?
Published Jul 31, 2015 in Pop Culture, Spirituality ~ Approx 5 mins
Joe Simmons, SJ considers the unsettling similarities (and merciful differences) between Ignatius Loyola and Adolf Hitler.