“The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers”

By |2020-10-05T16:07:43-05:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: American Founding, Christianity, Faith, Literature, Poetry|

The breaking waves dashed high On a stern and rock-bound coast, And the woods, against a stormy sky, Their giant branches tost; And the heavy night hung dark The hills and water o'er, When a band of exiles moored their bark On the wild New England shore. Not as the conqueror comes, They, the true-hearted, [...]

Two Kinds of Jesuits

By |2018-11-03T23:58:27-05:00November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Culture War, Dwight Longenecker, Ethics, Faith, Religion, Senior Contributors|

Whereas heroic missionary effort and martyrdom seemed the hallmark of the first Jesuits, the second generation moved in a different direction... In the Roman calendar, October is a harvest for militant saints. Kicking off with Saint Therese of Lisieux who proclaimed, “Sanctity! It must be won at the point of a sword!”, the calendar marches [...]

Modeling Manhood: From Homer to Paul

By |2019-06-17T16:50:44-05:00October 6th, 2018|Categories: Christian Living, Christianity, Faith, Family, Homer, Odyssey|

In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, a Greek war hero faces imposing challenges in his long journey home. After decimating the armies of Troy, King Odysseus sets out for Ithaca only to find himself wrestling against more formidable foes. For ten years the whims of gods and the winds of fate hinder his journey, while a [...]

The Divine Conspiracy of Dallas Willard

By |2020-04-06T15:38:27-05:00September 30th, 2018|Categories: Barbara J. Elliott, Books, Christianity, Faith, Philosophy, Timeless Essays|

Authentic discipleship transforms all aspects of life, every day, at work, at home, in all relationships. My discipleship to Jesus is, within clearly definable limits, not a matter of what I do, but of how I do it... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Barbara Elliott as [...]

Faith, Family, Government, & the Company Store

By |2019-05-07T14:29:27-05:00August 25th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Faith, Family, Government, Politics|

My father was not an easy man to categorize when it came to politics. He was, like almost everybody else where I grew up, a registered Democrat. Republicans in New England and the middle Atlantic states were not fond of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Italy, and Poland, and the immigrants were not fond of the Republicans, [...]

How “Humanae Vitae” Continues to Challenge the Modern World

By |2019-07-18T11:08:57-05:00June 16th, 2018|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Faith, Family, Glenn Arbery, Philosophy, Senior Contributors, Wyoming Catholic College|

Pope Paul VI’s controversial encyclical Humanae Vitae cuts across modernity’s default epicurean position by insisting that sexuality is a profound participation in hope, an affirmation that every God-given human life has inestimable worth, not a negotiable value… This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s controversial encyclical Humanae Vitae. Like most of [...]

Augustine’s “Confessions” Unpacked

By |2019-06-06T10:41:45-05:00June 9th, 2018|Categories: Books, Christianity, Faith, Great Books, Louis Markos, Religion, St. Augustine, Theology|

Augustine’s Confessions is first and foremost a prayer to God. Indeed, unless we read it as a prayer, we will not understand it; we will only study it… I Burned for Your Peace: Augustine’s Confessions Unpacked, by Peter Kreeft (240 pages, Ignatius Press, 2016) Back in 1990, I had the rare privilege of teaching [...]

The Second Fall: Man’s Divorce of Faith From Science

By |2020-06-22T16:36:59-05:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Faith, George Stanciu, History, Philosophy, Reason, Science, St. John's College, Truth|

Over the course of several hundred years, Americans, as well as Europeans, freed themselves from the past, transformed nature into a commodity, centralized political power, and instituted bureaucracies, all with the aim of making themselves happy in this world. Unlike Eve eating fruit from the forbidden tree, the beginning of the Second Fall can [...]

Making Britain Great Again: The “Deplorable” C.S. Lewis

By |2018-04-23T14:40:46-05:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: C.S. Lewis, Christian Humanism, Christianity, Faith, Family, Feminism, Sexuality|

Compared to today’s decidedly pragmatic US President, the tradition-minded Cambridge medievalist proves to be more exclusive and more provincial, for it is the creator of the beloved Narnia series who would resist tenaciously any attempt to flood his country with Norwegians, however law-abiding and productive. So before preaching the Benedict Option or crusading for pro-life feminism, let the [...]

The Killing of the American White Male

By |2019-11-21T11:47:29-06:00March 25th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Culture, Death, Dwight Longenecker, Faith, Family|

Why are so many American white men killing themselves and others? And what’s to be done about this phenomenon?… Not long ago I was traveling back from a speaking engagement when I pulled into a Waffle House for breakfast. Waffle House is usually populated by working-class men at that time of morning, and this [...]

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