Category Archives: Transvaluation of Values

Perverse rejoicing

With a provenance like the Wall Street Journal’s “Houses of Worship” opinion series and a title like Thank God, American Churches Are Dying, you’d be justified in expecting a mix of self-conscious perversity and unhealthy, un-reflective antecedent bias. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Atheism, Damn rackets, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Free-range Christians, Orthopathos, Sundry flakes, Transvaluation of Values | Tagged

In your heart, you know he’s wrong

I want someone who, when faced with a choice between doing right for the country and grabbing a benefit for himself, is capable of putting the country first. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Evangelicalism, Life political issues, Political Matters, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

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

Book Report 2019

My best reads this year, with excerpts from the last. Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment and Infrastructure, lifeworks, Miscellany, Small is Beautiful, Transvaluation of Values

Wednesday, November 13

The status of Weimar America at the end of Wednesday. Continue reading

Posted in Bread & Circuses, deathworks, Political Matters, Transvaluation of Values

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

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

Masterful Resonance

A decision out of a Grand Rapids federal court bodes the imminent era of anti-religious dog-whistles. Continue reading

Posted in Declinism, Discrimination, Gaying away the Pray, Legalia, lifeworks, Pluralism, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values

Unqualified, irresistible punditry

Is this an insight, or does everyone already know it? Continue reading

Posted in Political Matters, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values

Life goes on — and maybe gets better

I have been enjoying Jake Meador and the other young folks who write for Mere Orthodoxy for several years now, as it accelerates its publishing pace and the breadth of its author pool. I can’t say for sure I’ve encountered … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Christianity generally, Corporatism, Distributism, Economia, Gaying away the Pray, History, lifeworks, Pinch of Incense, progressivism, Sexualia, Small is Beautiful, Transvaluation of Values, woke capital | Tagged