Monthly Archives: December 2012

Deer Hunting with Jesus

I learn a lot of things from a lot of places, especially from listening to people I formerly blew off. A book with a title like Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War was kind of irresistible to someone … Continue reading

Posted in Consumerism, Damn rackets, Demographics, Evangelicalism, Health care, Jeremiad, Journalism, Literature, Political Matters

Lord’s Day Controversies, December 30, 2012

SETI. Christmas. Nominalism and Realism. Liberal intolerance. The “Contraceptive” Mandate.

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Friday, January 28, 2012

Why Apostolic Tradition Matters. Credo quia absurdum.

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The Logic of the Incarnation

I was talking this week to someone who formerly had a socially respectable degree of Christian faith, but seems to have lost it to a socially acceptable degree now. He was patiently alluding, for the benefit of the folks he knew … Continue reading

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The Righteous Mind

It may sound impious to say it on the eve of the Feast of Christ’s Nativity, but I just finished maybe the most important “secular” book I’ve read this year, Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided … Continue reading

Posted in Political Matters, Survey

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Banned in Boston. Edifying. Unedifying.

Posted in History, Legalia, Orthodoxy, Religious freedom

Winter Solstice

Volokh, the Happy Medium. Going Postal. Much more rational, but …. Amateur – cough! cough! – athletics.

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Social Media Satire

(H/T The Browser) * * * * * Some succinct standing advice on recurring themes.

Posted in Culture, Humor, Internet

Random thoughts on random things

Just too darned big. Stewardship and delusion. Place of safety? “Unwated Pregnancies.” Localism and Gigantism. Godself. Matrix PRC.

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Education, Journalism, Political Matters | 1 Comment

Thoughts on Sandy Hook

I’m not impressed by claims that mass shootings aren’t becoming more common. Compared the when? Where? I accuse, in part, the violent toxins Hollywood pours into Television screens and movie theaters. Cathartic? So’s a fix for a junkie – until next … Continue reading

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