Category Archives: Orthopathos

Subliminal religion in politics

“Chase religious ideas out one door and they inevitably come in another — because the human mind naturally rebels against a worldview as incomplete, as manifestly threadbare, as pure materialism.” Ross Douthat * * * I used to say “I’m … Continue reading

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An anniversary and a testimonial

Today is the 52nd anniversary of my high school graduation. It might sound odd to remember that, but high school was formative for me because, almost impetuously, my parents and I agreed that I should go to a Christian (specifically … Continue reading

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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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Heckfire and Brimstone

Twice this week, I caught snippets of NPR or APR stories about a Pentecostal preacher who stopped believing in hell. Or maybe it was a single story, replayed, and I caught different snippets. As Rob Bell discovered, getting squishy about … Continue reading

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St. John the Almsgiver, 2017

Obviously, these prophets didn’t understand Contemning “thoughts and prayers” The last idol still standing Historical Ignorance, Moral Arrogance Absolute passion, utter fragility John the Merciful

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Go easy on thy neighbor

Pretty heavy of religion comment today. Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Benedict Option, Faith & Ideology, Film, Foreign Affairs, Islam, liberalism, Marriage (real), Moralistic therapeutic deism, Orthopathos, Political Matters, Roman Catholicism, Russia | Tagged

Saturday, 11/15/14

I’m kind of proud of this diverse collection today. Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Arts and Music, Christianity generally, Discrimination, Education, Health care, History, Justice, Legalia, Marriage (real), Moralistic therapeutic deism, Naked Public Square, Orthopathos, Plutocracy, Political Matters, Poverty, progressivism, Rights Talk, Sexualia, Worship

Lord’s Day 10/20/13

Evangelical Liberalism Of Angels, Men and Beasts A marriage much in need of divorce Truth and Beauty

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Thursday, 10/3/13

Op Ed Heartless rigor? You say “Potayto” … Tie bars why? Bread and Circuses Petri dishes and baby markets Jewish assimilation

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Wednesday July 31, 2013

Petitio Principii And tied with a bow Continuous partial attention Giving snake oil salesmen a bad name Worship versus Spectacle

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