Category Archives: “Spiritual” (maybe Religious)

Our great death struggle

Don’t go anywhere near the New York Times OpEd page on the internet today if you think there absolutely, categorically, no relation between Donald Trump and domestic terrorism. Ross Douthat, David Brooks, Michelle Goldberg, David Leonhart, and Charles Blow all … Continue reading

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Blue-Collar Lifeworks

Keep Craft Alive SkillsUSA H/T Kevin D. Williamson (possible paywall). See also Matthew Crawford, Shop Class as Soulcraft. That is all. * * * * * You can read most of my more impromptu stuff at here. It should work … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Built Environment and Infrastructure, Distributism, Education, Globalization, lifeworks, populism, Small is Beautiful, subsidiarity, Thrown down gauntlet

Why teach poetry?

Most Westerners today are freer, safer, and more prosperous than at any previous point in history. What we aren’t is more thoughtful. This is the age of superficiality. … Consider Time Magazine and the online archive of its covers. In … 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

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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Mene, mene tekel upharsin

The Christian Reformed Church is hanging in the balance. Continue reading

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Guilty of being accused (and more)

Do read item 1 even if you have no time for the rest. Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri 8/25/18

2020 visions, clergy crises, grand juries, Anabaptists, “transformational” flakes and soccer. Pretty diverse, I’d say. Continue reading

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Course correction

In which I attempt a fairly comprehensive update on things I’ve been learning about, and from, celibate gay Christians. Continue reading

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Progressive clobber passages

A Facebook exchange a few years ago produced a minor epiphany. I observed that my Facebook friend, a high school classmate at an Evangelical boarding school (who now has expressly apostasized and gone kind of New Agey and knee-jerk Left), … Continue reading

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