Category Archives: Asceticism

A life in a string of epiphanies

I’ve been blogging now for more than seven years, and religion has been a frequent topic. But I’m pretty sure I’ve never set out an orderly account of my religious pilgrimage or explained just what my beefs are with the Christian traditions … Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Calvinism, Christianity generally, Dispensationalism, Evangelicalism, Fasting, Holy Tradition, Jurassic Church, Orthodoxy, Prophetic Hysterical Complex, Roman Catholicism, Sacramental Tapestry, Sundry flakes, Worship | Tagged


Now that I have your attention, a serious comment on a pandemic I escaped. Continue reading

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Is it good for man to be alone?

It it good for man to be alone? Seems so, according to some. 7 other items. Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Asceticism, Dispensationalism, grievance mongering, Life political issues, Political Matters, Religiopreneurs, Russia, Selma Envy, Sexualia, Sundry flakes, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values | Tagged

Do Evangelicals Have What It Takes?

An apocalypse, any way you slice it. I was stunned at what Albert Mohler admitted. Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Benedict Option, Christianity generally, Ecclesiology, Evangelicalism, Free-range Christians, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Political Matters, Protestantism, Secularism, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

Sunday 11/27/16

Divine ascent; Appalachian Trump Voters; Better than Federalism; Self-Identified Christians Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Asceticism, chicken hawks, Christianity generally, Economia, Evangelicalism, Fasting, Foreign Affairs, Globalization, Health care, Health Care, Holy Tradition, Plutocracy, Political Matters, populism, subsidiarity | Tagged

Sunday, 2/21/16

Nothing terribly Sunday about this. What’s worth writing about; Sweet 16, Bitter Timing; A Regressive Revolution; Just soooo Newton County; Inarticulacy. Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Civil Religion, Faith & Ideology, Literature, Poetry, Sexualia, Sport | 1 Comment

From a Russian Orthodox Catechism, 1830

Catechisms are not big favorites in Orthodoxy, but it’s interesting what a Russian Catechism of 1830 has to say about Tradition and Matrimony. Continue reading

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Monday, 11/16/15

I think I inadvertently hit upon a theme in my first three items, which theme I’ll let the reader discern. If I encounter something interesting but discordant, I’ll defer it to another article. Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Christendom, Christianity generally, Civil Religion, Consumerism, Demographics, Family, Fasting, History, Miscellany, Nominalism and Realism, Small is Beautiful | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Sunday, 11/15/15

Soul Stories Suggestions for the complicated Inventing God? What the dying man knows Learning how to suffer

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Thursday, 10/29/15

Two on diversity, Teach for American propagandists, Donald’s Biggest Deal, foreign policy blunders, more. Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Christianity generally, conservatism, Corporatism, Discrimination, Economia, Education, Foreign Affairs, Journalism, liberalism, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Naked Public Square, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Roman Catholicism, State capitalism | Tagged