The Latest Take: Insight into a Changing World
- By Michael Novak on August 11, 2016 in Family, From the Archives, Guest Contributions, Jana Novak, Karen Laub-Novak
For hers was a life lived well — and well lived. You can see that in the faces of each of you here today, in the passion in her artwork, and in the peace in which she left us. She did not fear death, she did not fear leaving this world to meet her God. She had always embraced struggle, even made peace with it — with chaos; with tension.
This doesn’t mean that Washington believed America was or should be a “Christian nation.” In Washington’s God, Michael Novak and Jana Novak observe that the God who most comes to mind when reading Washington’s statements about religion is the God of the Hebrew Prophets.
- By Michael Novak on July 6, 2016 in Books, General Articles & News, Musings from Michael, Published Articles
The only cure for this emptiness of souls is the relighting of the inner journeys of the human spirit. Every culture must find this ignition within the embers of its own past.