Monthly Archives: August 2012

Inscrutable Justice

There is a media ritual that I detest even more than most media rituals: the televised thrusting of microphones into the faces of bereaved crime victims to get their opinions on what should be done to the accused. The bereaved, true … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Calvinism, Christianity generally, Faith & Ideology, Legalia, Orthodoxy, Worship

Friday, August 31, 2012

Sound thoughts from an ex-Mormon. Evolving toward simplicity. Ho, ho, ho! HOA’s gotta go! Rogue Religious Technology.

Posted in Calvinism, Evangelicalism, History, Orthopathos, Political Matters, Roman Catholicism, Salvation | Tagged

Thursday, August 30, 2012

More on Political Dog Whistles. The ancient Republican who built something great by himself. Rare credit to the Netherlands. Could we pass RFRA again today? One of our preeminent modern myths. “Central heat”? On the Foundation of the Apostles and … Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Abortion distortion factor, Food, Health care, History, Protestantism, Religious freedom | Tagged , ,

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Salvation for Everyone! Dinner with the Babbits. 30kHz  Politics. Technology plays out its hand. Beheading of the Forerunner and Baptist John.

Posted in Christianity generally, Economia, Journalism, Orthodoxy, Salvation

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Everywhere and therefore nowhere? The last remaining imaginable act of Democrat male valor. Neither additive nor subtractive, but ecological. Moby Dick and Moon Landing. Ron Paul’s uncompromising goodbye.

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Evangelicals & Contraception

[I’ve encountered a few things worth digging into a bit, and have been left with too little time for collections. I’ve not foresworn them, though.] The Spring 2012 Human Life Review opens with 21st-Century Evangelicals Revisit Contraception and Abortion. You … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Atheism, Calvinism, Demographics, Journalism, Life political issues, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia | 1 Comment

The Benedict Option

Rod Dreher got the closing chapter in The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry, with Wendell Berry: A Latter-Day St. Benedict. Excerpts and a few comments: There is among Republicans little if any appreciation of how the party’s enthusiasm for laissez-faire capitalism—and … Continue reading

Posted in Distributism, Economia, Faith & Ideology, Literature, Sexualia, Small is Beautiful

Lord’s Day, August 26, 2012

If Dante Were a Port William Barber. Secularism in the darndest places.

Posted in Literature, Secularism

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bob Ross as you’ve never seen him! Borrowed time. Cousin Larry’s Chinese Kidney. A reminder about the Employer Mandate. Back to the drawing board – please!

Posted in Arts and Music, Faith & Ideology, Feminism, Legalia, Poetry, Religious freedom, Speech & Press, Worship

Friday, August 24, 2012

Mr. Rogers as you’ve never seen him! Go ahead, sucka! Sue me! America’s exceptional vulgarity. Bulverism lives! Why do some people “get it” so quickly? “Religious Right” ≠ Evangelicals Indiana New Urbanism. Legitimized Rapes.

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Architecture, Ecclesiology, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Intrigued, Miscellany, Orthodoxy, Political Matters, Secularism, Worship