Category Archives: Roman Catholicism

More miscellany, 3/25/20

Some argue that Christianophobia, which is an unreasonable hatred or anger towards Christians, does not exist but rather Christians are merely losing their privilege and being treated like everyone else. But given that the evidence that in academia individuals feel … Continue reading

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Caveat Emptor

David Bentley Hart is no Orthodox theologian. Continue reading

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Liturgy, mimesis, humus

If there’s no formula for becoming holy, then how can you pull off a symposium on holiness? Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiology, Ecumenism, lifeworks, Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Sacramental Tapestry

This (sigh!) is as good as it gets

The conservative’s side of the United Methodist schism agreement is, alas, as good as it gets. Continue reading

Posted in Christendom, Christianity generally, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Gnosticism, Liberal Groin Pieties, Marriage (real), Orthodoxy, Pretexting, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values

Anecdotes and trends

One man in my parish is very frugal and doesn’t even own a car. He usually gets a ride to our rural church from someone else in the parish. But a few weeks ago, he had to hire a Lyft, … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, lifeworks, Orthodoxy, Orthopathos, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism

Trade-offs of pluralism

Sohrab Ahmari and David French finally faced off live at Catholic University of America Thursday evening, moderated by Ross Douthat. In debating terms, it was no contest: French cleaned up. In fairness to Ahmari, his wife had a child on … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Evangelicalism, free speech, liberalism, lifeworks, Pluralism, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Roman Catholicism

Weaponizing History

AOC, argumenta ad Hitlerum, and betting the farm on provocativeness. Continue reading

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Inviting Jesus into her heart

Today, both Latin (Roman Catholic) and Greek (Orthodox) Christians remember the falling asleep of the Mother of God. Using some of the terminology from our revivalist friends, Mary became the very first to accept Jesus as her personal Lord and … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, lifeworks, Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism

An open letter to Josh Harris, seeker

Dear Josh: I hope I can call you Josh, though we’ve never met and I was way too old in the 90s to get caught up in “purity culture.” (Heck, even my son was a bit too old.) What I … Continue reading

Posted in Faith & Ideology, lifeworks, Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Sacramental Tapestry, Sexualia, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

James Carroll’s faerie tale

  Christianity was very different at the beginning. The first reference to the Jesus movement in a nonbiblical source comes from the Jewish Roman historian Flavius Josephus, writing around the same time that the Gospels were taking form. Josephus described … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiology, History, Roman Catholicism