Category Archives: Worship

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

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

Posted in Evangelicalism, Orthodoxy, Orthopathos, Pre-American Christianity, Sacramental Tapestry, Science, Worship | Tagged , , ,

Venerating God, Worshiping Nothing

I’ve been an Orthodox Christian now for a bit more than 21 years. During that time, I’ve heard (and enjoyed hearing) some things that struck me as cute quips or snappy evangelistic comebacks. One, which I thought of as just … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Parachurch, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Worship

Friday, 9/7/18

“If you prick him, does he not explode? If you stroke him, does he not purr?” Much more. Continue reading

Posted in Education, Family, Journalism, Literature, Liturgy, Marriage (real), Political Matters, Sexualia, Worship | Tagged , , , ,

Friday Potpourri 8/24/18

1 Do you support religious liberty or LGBT individuals? It needn’t be an either–or proposition. Just as many who identify as LGBT hold conservative values, so many religious social conservatives count LGBT individuals among their beloved friends, family, and colleagues. … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Journalism, Legalia, Pinch of Incense, Political Matters, Sexualia, Worship | Tagged , , ,

Small, dull, boring, trite, trendy, and commonplace

[I]n order to fix the situation, the [Roman Catholic] bishops in Germany need to get rid of those “monumental church buildings” and appoint lay people to lead Communion services and whatnot, preferably in small ugly buildings that, by their sheer … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Roman Catholicism, Sacramental Tapestry, Worship

Tuesday, 11/21/17

Taking the Cure Pssst! The reprobate Republican got born again! Pass it on! No surprises here (not if you think about it) On Journalism, indirectly Error has no rights Under-explored contradictions  

Posted in Evangelicalism, Journalism, Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Sexualia, transgenderism, Transvaluation of Values, Worship | 1 Comment

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 , , ,

The unbearable lightness of decline

I prefer blogs to Tweetstorms, so I’m taking the liberty of reformatting the latter as the former: Just had a terrible encounter with what George Weigel calls Catholicism Lite. I won’t name the parish. I prefer the Old Rite, obviously, but … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiology, Liturgy, Roman Catholicism, Sacramental Tapestry, Worship

Words, words, words

Is “profane” le mot juste for Scarammuci’s tirade? Freedom of which: “worship” or “religion”? The mysterious disappearance of positive tradition in certain Bibles. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Gaying away the Pray, Holy Tradition, Liturgy, Naked Emperors, Political Matters, Prayer, Protestantism, Religious freedom, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , ,