On Approaching Culture

I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sentContinue reading “On Approaching Culture”

Work and Rest

As Americans, we’re obsessed with being busy. Even during a pandemic, we’re preoccupied with how much we’re getting done. Our culture fixates on and rewards efficiency and productivity, even at the expense of our own health and relationships. It’s even how we talk to one another. People always ask, “What are you doing this week?”Continue reading “Work and Rest”

Listening to Destitute Minds

I believe we suffer from a propensity to look at people with whom we disagree and say to ourselves, “That person can’t teach me anything. They are so wrong in how they think, so insufficient in their intellectual capacities, so distorted in their worldview, that I could not possibly see reality more clearly by interactingContinue reading “Listening to Destitute Minds”

Some Post-Election Reflections

This was unexpected. For weeks, pundits were talking about the flexibility of polling (it looks like the major polls were ~3-4% points off) and the unknowability of the “Silent Trump vote” which came out en masse yesterday. This was yet another election where the experts were off in their predictions enough that it mattered inContinue reading “Some Post-Election Reflections”

Recommended Reading: October 17-23

If you read one article this week, check out Lecture Me. Really. by Molly Worthen. For those of you with additional reading time today, check out the following selections below, gleaned from around the internet. As always, if you think there is something else I should be reading, let me know in the comments sectionContinue reading “Recommended Reading: October 17-23”

Recommended Reading: August 29-September 4

Looking for just one thing to read this weekend? Check out Homoousias and the Dignity of Children by John Ehrett. For those of you with additional reading time on your hands, check out the following suggestions, gleaned from around the internet. Think I missed something important? Let me know in the comments section below.

The Value of (Television) Narratives

At the risk of shocking some of my readers, I want to start this article with a confession: I was raised in a household that did not watch television. Or, at least, did not watch television that was anything other than the Olympics, Presidential speeches, or the occasional Chicago Cubs playoff collapse. Although the primaryContinue reading “The Value of (Television) Narratives”

Recommended Reading: August 22-28

If you read one article this week, look at Catacomb Time? by George Weigel. For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the following suggestions from around the blogging world. And–as always–if you think there is something else I should have included on this list, let me know in the commentsContinue reading “Recommended Reading: August 22-28”

Recommended Reading: July 18-24

If you engage one article this week, read After Obergefell: Prospects, Predictions, Program by Peter Leithart. If you’ve got more time to read the following selections from around the blogosphere. As always, if you think there is something else I should be reading, feel free to let me know in the comments section below.

Recommended Reading: July 11-17

If you read one article this week, engage Not Just Another Culture War Story by Dominic Bouck. For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the selections below from around the internet. As always, if there is anything else that I should be reading, feel free to let me know inContinue reading “Recommended Reading: July 11-17”