Category Archives: Prayer

Instrumentalizing God

For decades, I endured periodic sermons and political rants disguised as prayers. Because of who and where I was, and the few loose political affiliations I had, those sermons and rants almost all ranged from right to further right. And … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Civil Religion, lifeworks, Prayer, Worship

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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(Christian) School Prayer

Christian schools have largely failed to show students how to pray, for we have not taught our students the historic prayers of the Church. Rather, classical Christian schools prefer old books, old music, old art, and prayers thrown together two … Continue reading

Posted in Education, lifeworks, Prayer

Sunday Tidbits 8/26/18

1 Michael Brendan Dougherty at National Review takes seriously two kinds of critics of “liberalism”: That political liberalism makes false promises, holding out the possibility of liberty and pluralism but ultimately demanding conformism. That it’s past time to give up … Continue reading

Posted in Integralism, liberalism, Miscellany, Prayer, progressivism, Roman Catholicism

Fr. Stephen snippets

A Prayer to Our Lord Jesus Christ My most merciful and all-merciful God, O Lord Jesus Christ! In Thy great love, Thou didst come down and become flesh in order to save all. Again, I pray Thee, save me by … Continue reading

Posted in Nominalism and Realism, Orthodoxy, Prayer, Salvation, Sweetness'n'Light

3 things, 12 rules, 1 prayer

[P]rophets are neither new nor controversial. To a first approximation, they only ever say three things: First, good and evil are definitely real. You know they’re real. You can talk in philosophy class about how subtle and complicated they are, … 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 , , ,

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

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Arts and Music, BLM, Declinism, Evangelicalism, History, Identitarianism, Legalia, Orthopathos, populism, Prayer, progressivism, Sexualia, Sundry flakes, Virtue signaling | Tagged | 1 Comment

Tuesday, 11/7/17

Christian Philosophy Choosing against choice Culture normalizes Thoughts, prayers, tweets Asian Junket Haiku

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Calvinism, Civil Religion, grievance mongering, Poetry, Political Matters, Prayer, Pretexting, Secularism, Sundry flakes, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Virtue signaling | Tagged , , ,

Thursday, 9/14/17

One mediator … Straight Talk for College Women Righteous – but not a “leader”? Detoxifying the college mix Fake news statistics Missing a religion-suffused human interest story World Ends: Woman and Minorities Hardest Hit

Posted in Education, Journalism, Judaism, Justice, Legalia, Orthodoxy, Prayer, Protestantism, Sexualia, Uncategorized