Toward Heuristic Conversation


Heuristic power is the capacity of a person or an idea or a text or an object to point us to possibilities and inspire us to discovery and conversation and relationship.

Four Articles

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Facts and the Heuristic Promise of Clues


“COVID-19: The importance of science in an era of distrust and disinformation” read the headline of a press release by the American Medical Association.  “In a virtual address hosted by the National Press Club on April 7, 2020, AMA



In a March 2020 First Things article, Michael Hanby writes that “Modernity is the radical and wholesale transformation of the world’s relation to the divine.”  With God reduced from “first principle” to “a hypothesis,” the door was open for