May 10, 2022
This spring, Comment is celebrating the civic health that blossoms when we understand distinct spheres of action and the particularities of what each sphere is for. But let’s be honest: Sometimes boundaries aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. They can oppress a people group, numb creativity, flatline the glory of human moral reasoning and sometimes even sow more evil than could the most bombastic of sociopaths. What happens when a little rebellion is called for? And how does one discern that terrain? Kristina Arriaga and Reverend Gene Rivers are two of the holier troublemakers around — seasoned champions of human dignity and interior freedom who haven’t always been able to stomach the status quo. They’ve joined Anne to peel back the nuances of what good trouble requires, and what it can yield.