Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2015. If it were a … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellany, Orthodoxy

New Year’s Eve

No-fault tragedy – Rhetorical stalemate? – On re-reading Schmemann – But all the kids are eating pig slops, Mom!” – Ways to make states cooperate Continue reading

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Gleanings, 12/30/15

Admissions “beyond the numbers” Book list Why would Richard Cory do such a thing? 2 signs of hope Well. It looks as if I’ve mostly managed to free-associate off some Rod Dreher stuff, but it feels like time to publish … Continue reading

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Sunday after Nativity

75% edifying, 12.5% disturbing, 12.5% flat-out creepy. Trigger warnings included. Continue reading

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Feast of St. Stephen

If you’re all blissed out from Christmas and don’t want a downer, you might want to skip to item 4 (good, bracing advice from the past) and leave it at that. I’ll understand. Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Benedict Option, Built Environment and Infrastructure, conservatism, Dispensationalism, Evangelicalism, Foreign Affairs, statism, Sundry flakes, war

Christmas 2015

(H/T Rod Dreher) * * * * * I blogged recently about a — let’s call him a “self-proclaimed (and self-made) Christian” who editorialized on why he wouldn’t celebrate Christmas. Well, ‘Tis the Season, I guess. Responding generally to such things, … Continue reading

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Nativity Eve

American Iconoclasm Islamophobia’s etiology What is Islam? Peacenik Prophet How old am I? Nada

Posted in Christendom, Civil Religion, conservatism, Damn rackets, Empire, Foreign Affairs, Heckler's Veto, History, Islam, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Speech & Press, State capitalism, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values, war

Wednesday, 12/23/15

Middle America Two Christless Gods Hot competition for top jerk

Posted in Christianity generally, Islam, Judaism, Legalia, Speech & Press

Tuesday, 12/22/15

History, rhyming Forget “conversion.” How about coping? Euphemism of the Decade? Slovenia’s lookin’ good! Begats

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Annual Auden Adventure

I fulfilled my self-imposed Advent discipline, reading W.H. Auden’s For the Time Being, Sunday evening. Would that all disciplines were so delightful! I have excerpted it more extensively in 2014 (Here’s my part 1 and part 2 comments), and perhaps earlier … Continue reading

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