Category Archives: “Spiritual” (maybe Religious)

Let’s get small!

Largely by coincidence, I encountered these congruent thoughts from two ecclesial Christians within a few hours on Saturday: Liberalism … of course has robust substantive commitments, much as it might pretend otherwise. The “tradition” of liberalism, really an anti-tradition, is founded … Continue reading

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How to get what you want

[I]n a world of fluid, flexible rules, the people who get what they want are the ones who possess the aptitude and education that allow them to manipulate concepts and talk in nuanced ways. [Karl] Barth bullied his wife and … Continue reading

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Sunday, 12/10/17

A little late because I decided to delete some same-old same-old political rants. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2017

No politics. No sex. No snark. One parable, if that’s what you care to make of it. 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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Tuesday, 11/7/17

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

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Sunday, 11/5/17

If you don’t have enough time to read this today, that’s really okay. Continue reading

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Cautionary Tales

Three cautionary tales from last week. Continue reading

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Sort of a Sabbatical

Sunday was busier and more tiring than usual, but the real reason I don’t have much blog today is that I’m still chewing on one of Saturday’s blogs and related articles I’ve collected over the past decade-plus. This can stand … Continue reading

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Saturday, 9/16/17

Integrity America’s Implicit Gnosticism Hillary indwells the Handmaid’s Tale The Trumpsters’ legitimate case Sullivan on Manning Hamlet on Wonder  

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