Monthly Archives: October 2019

Will we ever unsee this?

Young Goodman Brown had a bad dream — or was it a vision? Continue reading

Posted in deathworks

Presumption of Regularity

Something about this Presidency leaves me cold at the ordinarily reasonable request to “respect the office if not the man.” Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Naked Emperors, Political Matters

Gonzo politics

When a group of House Republicans staged a protest and barged into the secure rooms of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday morning, claiming that the testimony being collected there about possible criminality and abuse of power by President Trump … Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Declinism, Political Matters | Tagged

Norms

The main difference between Trump and his predecessors is that the professional class / deep state / neoliberal order / whatever-you-want-to-call-it is fluent in a language that imposes a kind of regulative fiction on that chaos. Their fluency gives them … Continue reading

Posted in Political Matters, Rhetorical fallacies, Transvaluation of Values

Anecdotes and trends

One man in my parish is very frugal and doesn’t even own a car. He usually gets a ride to our rural church from someone else in the parish. But a few weeks ago, he had to hire a Lyft, … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, lifeworks, Orthodoxy, Orthopathos, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism

Hold them in tension

Today’s reading brought a revelation I’d been resisting. Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Journalism, Political Matters

Tragedy and Triumph

Beto O’Rourke says, in the special Thursday Democrat Pander-O-Thon for LGBT votes, that churches, colleges and charities should lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage. 2009: How is my gay marriage going to hurt you? We just want … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, deathworks, Gaying away the Pray, Liberal Groin Pieties, Marriage (civil), Nominalism and Realism, Political Matters, progressivism, Sacramental Tapestry, Sexualia, Transvaluation of Values

Reaping what we’ve sown

We quake at the possibility that the conditions we have sown in other places might come home to us through migration. Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Christianity generally, deathworks, Globalization, immigration, Poverty