Sacred Truths in a Profane World

By |2020-10-13T12:53:34-05:00February 2nd, 2020|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Homosexual Unions, Islam, Marriage, Religion, Roger Scruton, Timeless Essays, Truth|

By and large the educated elites in the Western world today are without religious belief and often animated by what I call a “culture of repudiation,” keen to banish old ideas of the sacred from public life and to remake the institutions and structures of civil society so as to reflect their own liberated lifestyle. [...]

Viktor Orbán, Defender of Christianity

By |2020-09-12T18:06:34-05:00January 4th, 2020|Categories: Christianity, Conservatism, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Government, Islam, Politics, Religion, Viktor Orbán, Western Civilization|

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary links the persecution of Christians in other parts of the globe to the increasing hostility towards mainstream Christianity in Europe. A “mysterious force seals the lips,” he asserts, not only of politicians in the West to this persecution, but also of most of those in the media. Is there, [...]

E.E. Evans-Pritchard, Lived Religion, & the Libyan Jihad

By |2019-12-29T00:02:51-06:00December 28th, 2019|Categories: Books, Civilization, Conservatism, History, Islam, Muslim, Religion|

The moral imagination of E.E. Evans-Pritchard’s anthropology discerned great value in the cultures he studied, and he spoke out against the destruction of that value. By doing so he exhibited the finest elements of his own particular Western cultural inheritance, as a Christian, English gentleman, who was later, and appropriately, knighted. Evans-Pritchard’s The Sanusi of [...]

Civilization and Its Enemies

By |2018-11-05T01:03:31-06:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Civilization, Culture, Islam, Paul Krause, Religion, Western Civilization|

The attack against Western civilization is, in some way, an attack against the Body of Christ. And Christians need to understand that... What is civilization and why is it important? Civilization is many things, but at its heart, it is both the inheritance of societal ideas, customs, and traditions which inform the body, and it is [...]

Iranian Ambition

By |2018-04-07T12:18:00-05:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Islam, Politics, Religion|

Given the events of the past several years and the current geopolitical rivalries within Iraq, it is easy to imagine Christians, Yazidis, and others being caught once again in the crosshairs of malevolent powers… Several months after the defeat of ISIS in northern Iraq, the ethnic and religious minorities who were driven from their homes [...]

Is the West Worth Defending?

By |2019-10-24T12:18:24-05:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Europe, Islam, Joseph Pearce, Western Civilization, Western Tradition|

We should respond to the question of whether the West is worth defending by first asking the more important question of which West it is that we are being asked to defend… There are many people who will cite the West as something which is under threat and something for which we should be prepared [...]

Lebanon the Magnificent: An Inquiry into Exile and Terror

By |2018-01-30T14:07:36-06:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Foreign Affairs, Freedom, History, Islam, Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna, Politics, Religion, Terrorism|

Sphinx-like Lebanon—best known for its businessmen, bankers, and civil wars—is the ultimate example in explaining the inexplicable in the Mideast… If the dog now wants something, he wags his tail; impatient of Master’s stupidity in not understanding the perfectly distinct and expressive speech, he adds vocal expression—he barks—and finally an expression of attitude—he mimes or [...]

My Random, Bold Predictions for 2018

By |2018-01-04T16:59:45-06:00January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Civil Society, Conservatism, Culture, Donald Trump, Dwight Longenecker, Europe, Islam, Politics, Pope Francis, Sexuality|

Let it be known that I am not a prophet, and I will quite happily eat crow, eat my hat, eat my words… eat whatever is necessary when my prognostications prove preposterous and my prophecies prove to be not prophetic, but pathetic. Nevertheless, with my finger to the wind and my squinty eye on the [...]

The Islamophobes Are Right … and Also Wrong

By |2017-10-05T08:43:47-05:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Freedom, Hilaire Belloc, History, Immigration, Islam, Middle East, Muslim, National Security, Politics, Religion, Terrorism|

What ideology ever threatened America more than Islamic extremism? And yet might Islam, which once helped save and preserve Western thought and culture a thousand years ago, do something similar this century, helping to bring us back to a more spiritual, less materialistic, epoch?… 1938. The world is on the threshold of the most devastating war [...]

St. Pius V and the Battle of Lepanto

By |2020-10-06T19:13:35-05:00July 22nd, 2017|Categories: Books, Catholicism, Christendom, Europe, G.K. Chesterton, Islam, Joseph Pearce, Senior Contributors, War|

Pope Pius, who had done more than anyone to make the Christian victory at Lepanto possible, is said to have burst into tears when news of it reached him. They have dared the white republics up the capes of Italy, They have dashed the Adriatic round the Lion of the Sea, And the Pope has [...]

The Mercutio Option: A Plague on Both Their Houses

By |2017-06-30T23:56:19-05:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: Christianity, Europe, Immigration, Islam, Joseph Pearce, Religion, Terrorism|

For Christians caught in the crossfire between Islamist and “Islamophobic” hatred, the only choice is to take the Mercutio option, refusing to take sides in a heartless and headless feud and calling down a plague upon both hate-filled parties… What is the world coming to? More specifically, what is my own country of England coming [...]

Making the World Safe for Theocracy?

By |2017-09-08T12:09:40-05:00June 15th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Foreign Affairs, Islam, Middle East, National Security, Politics, Religion|

We can only hope that our current president will not now, in his efforts to make the world safe from terrorism, instead make the world safe for Wahhabism, the last remaining totalitarianism of our time... There have been more than a dozen Islamic terrorist attacks perpetrated in the United States. They mostly fall within the [...]

Will Our War Against Radical Islam Ever End?

By |2017-06-06T21:53:35-05:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: Islam, Middle East, Muslim, Terrorism, War|

Wars, it is said, are the death of republics. And we now seem to be caught up in an endless war... Saturday, three Islamic terrorists committed "suicide-by-cop," using a van to run down pedestrians on London Bridge, and then slashing and stabbing patrons of pubs and diners in the nearby Borough Market. By all accounts, [...]

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