Category Archives: Nominalism and Realism

Nominalism is rampant in Western Christendom

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

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Housekeeping

I have been migrating selected records from an obsoleting database manager (Bento, a flat-file dBM for Mac from FileMaker) to DEVONthink. I’ve been unable to figure out a way to mass-migrate 4000+ records. It’s surprising how little from 20-30 years … Continue reading

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Sometimes, serendipity!

I blogged just yesterday, on the occasion of his death, about the odd metanarratives of “religion” Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens gratuitously spun in some of his religion clause opinions. I acknowledged (boasted?) that nobody else had noticed the … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), American Folk Religion, Christianity generally, lifeworks, Nominalism and Realism, Orthodoxy, Protestantism

The PCA and The Nashville Statement

[The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)] endorsing the Nashville Statement was an odd move. The Statement itself is a jumble. It purports to be a broad account of Christian teachings on sexuality, but has nothing to say about divorce, contraception, … Continue reading

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When the word loses its dignity

Among a handful of classic books I try to re-read ever few years is Josef Pieper’s Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power. Today was my first re-reading post-Trump. It’s not a perfect fit because Donald Trump, whatever he is, is … Continue reading

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Twiblings

As if on cue, an example of today’s version of satanic banality. I’m really sticking my neck out on this, but here goes. But first, remember the conclusion to my latest blog when you parse “satanic”: The man who approaches … Continue reading

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Ephemera, 2/12/19

“Ephemera” seems apt since one snippet uses it and another snippet evokes it. 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

Posted in Christianity generally, Faith & Ideology, Journalism, Legalia, Nominalism and Realism, Political Matters

The Very Structure of Reality©

We now have a dismissive term, “demisexual,” for people whose libido is admirably channeled as libidos should be. Continue reading

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Hauerwasian “modernity” today

“… no story except the story they choose when they have no story.” Continue reading

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