Category Archives: Christianity generally

Evangelical and anti-semitic

I learned from George Yancey Tuesday or Wednesday that the murderer at the Chabad of Poway synagogue was the exception that tests the rule: a Church-going Evangelical who commits an ideology-driven crime. For decades, the commentariat has blamed conservative Christians … Continue reading

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Psalms

It occurred to me, as I thought about Psalm 50/51, that there may be a good reason why Psalm 138/139 has overtaken it as my favorite. Psalm 50/51 is the repentant Psalm of a passionate young man who committed adultery, … Continue reading

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Potpourri, 2/11/19

Distinguishing narrative sh*t from Shinola, pro-Islam blather, socialist blather, the great moral crisis of our time, #TeslaFail and more. Continue reading

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Accumulated clippings, 2/3/19

1 Must every London gentrified street have a Starbucks, a Pret A Manger, a Caffè Nero, a Costa Coffee, a Wagamama, an Itsu, a Tesco Express, an Eat, a Hotel Chocolat, a Foxtons and a Boots? Is that all that’s … Continue reading

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Clippings and comment, 1/22/19 pm

1 David Brooks: [I]n the age of social media [polarization is] almost entirely about social type. It’s about finding and spreading the viral soap operas that are supposed to reveal the dark hearts of those who are in the opposite … Continue reading

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Potpourri, 1/19/19

Trump and his defenders, Trump’s eventuality, and more uplifting things. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, History, Political Matters

The Vincentian Canon

I long ago committed to memory — in Latin, no less — quod semper, quod ubique, et quod ab omnibus creditum est. I also made sure I knew the English meaning, since I don’t speak Latin (and nobody has set … Continue reading

Posted in Christendom, Christianity generally, Faith & Ideology, Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism

Sunday Potpourri, 12/23/18

1 Faith is not the supposition that something might be true, but the assurance that someone is there. Bishop Kallistos Ware 2 “Unless you like stats / just skip the begats,” wrote Jeanne and William Steig in their “Old Testament … Continue reading

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Potpourri, 12/14/18

Variety, including explicit politics at the end. Continue reading

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Clippings, 12/7/18

1 Republicans tax churches to help pay for big corporate giveaway. You would be forgiven for thinking this is a headline from the Onion or the fantasy of some left-wing website. But it’s exactly what happened in the big corporate … Continue reading

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