bore me.

It’s like adoring a beautiful car but never going anywhere in it. “I believe in order to understand,” St. Anselm said. And in the marketplace of real life belief often leads to serious engagement along many intersecting lines, no? So history shows.

Artists, poets, writers, cultural critics and playwrights, for example, should seldom be preachers (which would be unseemly). But they can exude…and reason with all.