The United Nations chief’s apocalyptic discourse

The world’s nations have lost their way and are speeding toward a “pivotal moment” that will bring on a breakdown of global order. The planet is squeezed in the jaws of “enormous stress” as the nations are in a state of enmity and “paralysis.” The speaker of those thoughts was not some raving religious zealot but the Secretary General of the United Nations, in a recent speech.

Harvard and the crisis of transcendence

The recent appointment of an atheist as the chief chaplain at Harvard University reveals the contemporary crisis of transcendence that says there is no Transcendent Being who created us, redeemed us, and therefore to whom we and our institutions are ultimately accountable.