Category Archives: Naked Public Square

Present obsessions

Coronavirus seems to dominate the news and now is beginning to dominate our tribal animosities, but don’t forget Michael Flynn. 1 Some fascinating insights by one of Rod Dreher’s readers: [B]ecause conservatives aren’t interested in environmental policy, public health, etc., … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Declinism, Justice, liberalism, lifeworks, Naked Public Square, Rights Talk | Tagged , , , , , , ,


How I spent an unseasonably cold and damp day. Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Naked Public Square, Political Matters, Religious freedom

Cultural Liturgies

We are bad at enough stuff and have a history sufficiently marked with sorrow to create fertile ground for repentance. We lack the humility to greet it. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Bread & Circuses, Civil Religion, deathworks, Naked Public Square, Secularism

Sneaky buggers

Overheard (after a fashion): Did you know that Greyhouse was a Christian coffee house? No! Shouldn’t they warn people?! That one gets better after it (tea warning) steeps a while (end tea warning). * * * * * Some succinct … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Humor, irony, Naked Public Square

Friday, 12/8/17

Where nothing’s in common Changing the Context Why we’re not solving Weinsteinism “Ladies and Gentlemen …” A masterpiece on Masterpiece Motivated reasoning makes people stupid Unprecedented

Posted in Dignitary harm, Naked Public Square, Pinch of Incense, Political correctness, Religious freedom, Russia, Sexualia, Speech & Press, statism, terrorism, Virtue signaling | Tagged , ,

Tuesday, 10/17/17

Expanding “harm” Don’t let them play you The new values of “Values Voters”

Posted in alt-right, Evangelicalism, Internet, Journalism, Legalia, Naked Public Square, Political Matters, Rights Talk | Tagged ,

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  

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), alt-right, Christianity generally, Civil Religion, Evangelicalism, Literature, Naked Public Square, Pinch of Incense | Tagged , ,

Potpourri 7/19/17

No real common theme that I can see. Just six (or eight, depending how you count) noteworthies. Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment and Infrastructure, conservatism, Education, Health Care, Islam, Legalia, Naked Public Square, Political correctness, progressivism, Speech & Press, statism, transgenderism

Albert Mohler and his guests

More excerpts and reflections from Albert Mohler’s fine “Thinking in Public” podcast. Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Christendom, Christianity generally, Free-range Christians, Gaying away the Pray, History, Naked Public Square, Political Matters, Protestantism, Sexualia, The Ratchet, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

What liturgy’s forming you?

The common saying has it ack-bassward. What liturgy is forming you? Trump’s Syria hypocrisy. More. Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Christianity generally, Consumerism, Education, Evangelicalism, Foreign Affairs, Free-range Christians, irony, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Naked Emperors, Naked Public Square, Protestantism, Russia, Sacramental Tapestry, Salvation, war, Worship | Tagged ,