Monthly Archives: October 2017

Reformation Day 500

I hope you’re not expecting my magnum opus on the Reformation. But there’s been a lot of good stuff written and published around this day. Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, Political Matters, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Sacramental Tapestry, Speech & Press

Benedict Option for Dummies

In our conversation last night some of the students expressed some confusion as to what the Benedict Option actually entailed. I said: 1) the culture is increasingly anti-Christian; 2) It’s not going to leave Christians alone; 3) Christians have accommodated … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Uncategorized

Monday, 10/30/17

A potpourri with no common thread. Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Built Environment and Infrastructure, Christendom, Christianity generally, Damn rackets, Ecclesiology, Evangelicalism, History, Identitarianism, Journalism, Political Matters, Pre-American Christianity, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Sacramental Tapestry, Scientism, Thrown down gauntlet | 2 Comments

Shoring up the Fundaments

Answering like Jesus Being There The Primal Scream of Identity Politics What are we conserving Confess with Augustine, live like Rousseau

Posted in Benedict Option, Christianity generally, conservatism, Education, Family, liberalism, Marriage (real), Moralistic therapeutic deism, Nominalism and Realism, Political Matters

Too many things to give up

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to … Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Evangelicalism, Fasting, Sexualia

Memo to Guys

Memo to guys: Yeah, I know you’re hot stuff. I know women like to be flattered and like to flirt. They’re really not all that much more monogamous than men. All of them. Doesn’t matter if they’re married or conspicuously … Continue reading

Posted in Sexualia

A new take on Masterpiece Cakes

Professor Steven Smith has very skillfully laid out what the Masterpiece Cakes case in the Supreme Court is really all about. It has a helpful review of he evolution of anti-discrimination laws, about which more later. Then in his second … Continue reading

Posted in Dignitary harm, Discrimination, Marriage (real), Religious freedom, Speech & Press

Thursday, 10/26/17

In which I twice quote Michael Brendan Dougherty Tweets and also lament the downward trajectory of religious freedom. In this blog are many categories. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Capitalism, Civil Religion, conservatism, Gaying away the Pray, Health Care, Marriage (real), Naked Emperors, Pinch of Incense, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Speech & Press, statism, Sundry flakes, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values

Filicide Tryptich

How to kill your children spiritually. Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Faith & Ideology, Gnosticism, Sport, Thrown down gauntlet | Tagged | 1 Comment

Tuesday, 10/24/17

Introduction to Unreality We’re (mostly) all relativists now Deadly political stasis Non sequitur of the day

Posted in alt-right, Education, Plutocracy, Political correctness, Political Matters, stay tuned, transgenderism, Transvaluation of Values