Monthly Archives: January 2020

Notable, quotable

Yes, the Wall Street Journal got “Notable & Quotable,” but they’re still regular English descriptive words. [W]hat still escapes most of us who “opt out” of Facebook and the like: making a loud declaration of our deletion of social media … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellany, Uncategorized

Impeachment

Admonishing the Senate, including Indiana’s Junior Senator Mike Braun. Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Political Matters, Senate | Tagged

Liturgy, mimesis, humus

If there’s no formula for becoming holy, then how can you pull off a symposium on holiness? Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiology, Ecumenism, lifeworks, Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Sacramental Tapestry

Miscellany

Surveillance capitalism creeps me out. I don’t control my lights, door locks, or anything else by speaking commands to my 1st-generation Amazon Echo. Indeed, I shut the microphone off about a year ago and I only use it like a … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Capitalism, Consumerism, Damn rackets, deathworks, Fasting, Food, Playful, progressivism, Small is Beautiful, Sport, Technology

Shame on Mike Braun

There’s little I despise more than the powerful attacking free speech by impugning others’ loyalty. Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Foreign Affairs

A real deal Christian on the left

Would that all become Orthodox Christians, but better by far to follow the Shane Claiborne path than to leave all semblance of Christianity. Continue reading

Posted in Evangelicalism, Free-range Christians, Intrigued, lifeworks, Political Matters, Religiopreneurs

Lament

If I produced proof that Donald Trump was The Antichrist, many would reply “But Gorsuch! But Kavanaugh!” Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Political Matters, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Thrown down gauntlet

The Ghost and his Lizard

This is Trump’s ultimate victory. Every argument on every topic is now all about him. Hating Trump together has become the ultimate bonding …. (David Brooks, Trump Has Made Us All Stupid) * * * I saw coming towards us … Continue reading

Posted in Bread & Circuses, democracy, lifeworks, Political Matters, Thrown down gauntlet

This (sigh!) is as good as it gets

The conservative’s side of the United Methodist schism agreement is, alas, as good as it gets. Continue reading

Posted in Christendom, Christianity generally, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Gnosticism, Liberal Groin Pieties, Marriage (real), Orthodoxy, Pretexting, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values