Rod Dreher has some wonderful things to say about the future of Christianity. An excerpt:

As a matter of fact, that kind of thing — being struck by wonder, and wanting to know more about the religious and cultural vision that created something wondrous — was the beginning of my own Christian conversion, at Chartres. An overstuffed bookstore in an old house in Wichita is not the Chartres cathedral, heaven knows, but here’s the connection: both places are so unusual, and so attractive, at least to a certain kind of person, that you want to know more.