Jonathan Coe

About Jonathan Coe

Jonathan Coe is a graduate of Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Before being received into the Catholic Church in 2004, he served in pastoral ministry in rural Alaska and campus ministry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Mr. Coe has been a frequent contributor to Crisis Magazine and has written for the Catholic Exchange. He is the author of Letters from Fawn Creek, a volume of spiritual direction.

Becoming Saints in a Time of Scandal and Crisis

By |2019-02-16T23:10:26-05:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Abortion, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Morality|

In responding to the present crisis and scandal in the Church, I believe it is possible to experience both righteous anger and godly sorrow and yet maintain a healthy detachment. We move away from healthy detachment when we embrace an emotional or spiritual state that depletes our inner resources and prohibits us from becoming saints... [...]

Victor Davis Hanson on Daily Life in “Mexifornia”

By |2018-06-27T15:38:54-05:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Civilization, Culture War, Immigration, Politics|

For those on the Left and the economic-libertarian Right who glibly say, “Build bridges, not walls,” Victor Davis Hanson would reply, “It’s easy to say that when you don’t live in Mexifornia”… With its elegant prose and page after page that is chock-full of knowledge and wisdom, it is easy to overlook that Victor [...]

How Victor Davis Hanson Foresaw the Immigration Crisis

By |2019-04-25T15:50:46-05:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Culture, Immigration, Politics|

Victor Davis Hanson’s grave concerns about immigration policy in the United States, as expressed in his book Mexifornia, have proven to be prescient, and its prescriptions are as salutary now as the day the book was published… Classicist and military historian Victor Davis Hanson’s extended essay and memoir, Mexifornia: A State of Becoming, has [...]

Foolish Utopianism & the Wisdom of the Cherubim

By |2018-10-25T23:11:52-05:00February 16th, 2018|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Featured, Immigration, Politics|

The cherubim could speak volumes in describing all the misguided efforts to sneak by them and enter the Garden. In America we need look no further than the public policies, often promulgated most zealously by paternalistic liberals, that seek to create a utopia… After viewing and enjoying Blade Runner 2049 in October 2017, I [...]