Monthly Archives: January 2013

Is Faith Complicated?

Father Stephen Freeman, who I haven’t channeled in a while, has an uncommonly accessible blog Monday evening. “It’s complicated.” This statement sums up much of the modern experience. I do not think the world we encounter is actually complicated – … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Orthodoxy

Just wages, purpose of government

Describing the “just wage” Shortages of sand?! Really?! The Austrian road to socialism The purpose of government Success of government, Strength of families

Posted in Distributism, Economia, Family

Becoming Magnetic

Rod Dreher, with the excuse of a David Brooks column to frame the question, returns to one of his perennial Front Porchy type themes: the importance of place. I didn’t read it initially, probably because of the uninspired title: The … Continue reading

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My Evil Twin and “deluded evangelical evildoers”

I alluded briefly to Frank Schaeffer’s fatwa (calling for “a way to expose and stop deluded evangelical evildoers”) in Thursday’s potpourri, which was released in RSS at 4 am. By the time I rose at 5:30, concerned that I had let … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Two ways about it. Flashback. Don’t try this at home. Pattern-Seeking Sinner.

Posted in Arts and Music, Evangelicalism, Playful, Political Matters, Prayer

Economic Stork Theory

I recently finished reading John Mêdaille’s Toward a Truly Free Market, and have been transcribing some notes from it. It was both a helpful review of economics (in which my formal education is minimal, much as I enjoyed it) and a … Continue reading

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My hope sometimes trumps my experience. I really don’t care for sports any more. When I was young and foolish, I was young and foolish. I weep at concerts. I am, relatively speaking, a real blue nose these days. I … Continue reading

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Religious, but au courant.

More on “expanding the sacrament.” How squishy a foundation, it seems. Competing Myths (one of the two is Coming Soon).

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Corporate Freedom of Religion?

I’ve been doing quite a bit of Tweeting and Facebook posting, as well as a couple of blogs (here and here), on various business challenges to the “employer contraceptive mandate” of the PPACA, a/k/a Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare.” I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Corporatism, Damn rackets, Demographics, Health care, Life political issues, Political Matters, Religious freedom

Oppression in America

It’s hard to claim the place of the oppressed when you wield power like this. So ends a Timothy Dalrymple reflection on the Louie Giglio incident, which he described thus: An evangelical pastor with a sterling record, who had developed strong … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Sexualia