As I write this, the Most Ubiquitous Conservative in America is stepping into the pulpit of a church in Birmingham (not the 100%!Totally!Muslim! one) to lecture a god-fearing audience on Moral Leadership:
I'm guessing speech codes will be mentioned.NYT columnist David Brooks will speak at Claypool lecture on Tuesday night at SamfordThe annual Claypool Lectures, named after the late priest and renowned preacher John Claypool, typically feature theologians and spiritual writers.This year's lecture, set for Tuesday, Jan. 13, will feature David Brooks, a columnist for the New York Times."We are stepping out," said the Rev. Richmond Webster, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, which has sponsored the lectures for about 15 years."I've asked David to come to Birmingham to talk about moral leadership," Webster said. "His columns have moved from political analysis to a call for leaders to have a moral center."Brooks will speak at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 13, at the Wright Fine Arts Center at Samford University. A book signing will follow.Brooks has written three books, most recently "The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement," which explores the importance of neuroscience and sociology in understanding America's politics, culture and future.Brooks teaches a class at Yale University on humility and has a book on humility coming out soon. "In the last year or so, he has been increasingly more of a faith-based writer," Webster said.Although Brooks is Jewish, "he's an articulate observer of Christianity," Webster said. "David is an important moral voice in our culture today."Brooks serves as an analyst National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and on PBS NewsHour."His critics adore him; they admire him," Webster said. "We need to be broad-minded enough to not retreat into camps of like-mindedness. We've got to find a way to keep friendships."...
For Brutus is an honorable man;
So are they all, all honourable men.