Category Archives: Holy Tradition

The virtue least able to stand alone

Children reveal our instinct for fairness, the root concept in the virtue of justice. Of course, as every parent knows, that instinct is often distorted, with the desire for fairness being expressed only as “fairness for me.” Justice is a … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 11/15/17

The True Theologian Eradicating stereotypes Post-Liberalism Richard Wilbur Economic and political heresy at First Things Bourgeois Religion Remedy for Ruination Twitter commentary

Posted in Globalization, Holy Tradition, liberalism, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Orthodoxy, Poetry, populism, Prayer, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, Transvaluation of Values, Worship | Tagged , , ,

Words, words, words

Is “profane” le mot juste for Scarammuci’s tirade? Freedom of which: “worship” or “religion”? The mysterious disappearance of positive tradition in certain Bibles. Continue reading

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Waxing theological

Christian Smith’s “pervasive interpretive pluralism” and its critics. The traffic congestion at “the heart of the Gospel.” Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Ecclesiology, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Free-range Christians, Holy Tradition, Orthodoxy, Rhetorical fallacies, Roman Catholicism, Thrown down gauntlet

Channeling the Tradition

I’ve been out of blogging commission for a week because of vacation with a strangely buggy internet connection. Everything worked, albeit a bit slowly, except my WordPress blogging platform, which consistently wouldn’t let me save my work and presumably wouldn’t … Continue reading

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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

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The paradox of chosen tradition

Stop after three if you’re sick of politics. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Christianity generally, Holy Tradition, Journalism, Life political issues, Political correctness, Political Matters, progressivism, Protestantism, Secularism, Sexualia

When “autonomy” is a rhetorical ruse

Autonomy as rhetorical ruse, agnotology’s modern avatar, SPLC’s bigoted blacklist, and more, including my expectations from The Benedict Option. Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Benedict Option, Discrimination, Evangelicalism, Health Care, Holy Tradition, Journalism, Justice, Legalia, Life political issues, Literature, Protestantism, Rights Talk, Sundry flakes

Public accommodation throw-down

Anti-Democratic; Public Accommodations; Ya can’t give what ya don’t got; Is Augustine among the synergists?; Like a Seurat Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, Dignitary harm, Discrimination, Evangelicalism, Holy Tradition, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Russia, Sexualia, Speech & Press, Transvaluation of Values

Friday 12/9/16

Word of mouth; The oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency; The Moral Matrix; Nicholas of Myra: aggression, hate speech, dogwhistling, and exploitative tendencies; Post-truth = Populist Continue reading

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