Barbara J. Elliott

Why Did the Berlin Wall Fall?

By |2019-11-10T22:49:34-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Barbara J. Elliott, Communism, Europe, Poland, Russia, Senior Contributors, Timeless Essays|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Barbara J. Elliott, as she recounts the series of events and the stories of the faithful souls that were necessary to bring down the Berlin Wall and communist tyranny in Eastern Europe. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher The Berlin Wall [...]

Candles Behind the Wall

By |2019-11-09T17:02:21-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Audio/Video, Barbara J. Elliott, Christianity, Communism, Freedom, History, Politics, Senior Contributors|

Barbara J. Elliott remembers the fall of the Berlin Wall, and draws attention to the individuals who, through faith and love, made this momentous event possible. Having interviewed many of those who were imprisoned, beaten, ostracized, and forced underground during the rule of the communist regime, Professor Elliott tells with passion the stories of the [...]

Conservative Credo

By |2019-10-22T05:39:23-06:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Barbara J. Elliott, Conservatism, Senior Contributors, Timeless Essays|

The conservative believes that that the True, the Good, and the Beautiful are interrelated, and that all things are measured against these three transcendentals. Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Barbara J. Elliott, as she considers and outlines the framework of Conservatism. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher [...]

When Mother Teresa Came to Washington

By |2019-09-06T10:21:50-06:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Barbara J. Elliott, Catholicism, Culture, Politics, Ronald Reagan, Sainthood, Senior Contributors, Virtue|

As I looked around that room in Washington, filled with so many powerful people, I realized that one day in Mother Teresa’s life brought more good to the face of the earth than all our efforts combined for a lifetime. Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Barbara [...]

John With Jesus: From Passover to the Garden of Gethsemane

By |2019-04-19T02:24:54-06:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Barbara J. Elliott, Catholicism, Christianity, Gospel Reflection, Senior Contributors, Timeless Essays|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Barbara Elliott, as she portrays the events of the Last Supper to Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane from the perspective of the Apostle John. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher I went with Peter to make the arrangements for [...]

Russell Kirk, Sage of Piety Hill: Planting Seeds for Generations to Come

By |2019-06-13T11:30:18-06:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Barbara J. Elliott, Conservatism, Moral Imagination, Russell Kirk|

Russell and Annette Kirk with the author Driving across the snowy landscape of Michigan the day after Christmas in 1973, I was somewhat apprehensive. I had been invited to take part in the first seminar of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute in the ancestral home of Dr. Russell Kirk at Piety Hill. We were [...]

The Divine Conspiracy of Dallas Willard

By |2018-10-11T16:05:15-06:00September 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. Brother Lawrence, who was a kitchen worker and cook, remarks, “Our sanctification does not depend upon changing [...]

When Mother Teresa Came to Washington

By |2019-09-05T11:38:13-06:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Barbara J. Elliott, Catholicism, Featured, Politics, Ronald Reagan, Sainthood, Virtue|

It was utterly ludicrous, stepping out of a chauffeured White House limousine to go hear Mother Teresa. Even then I recognized that, as a twenty-something working at the locus of political power. Her simple sari and sandals were incongruous among the tailored suits and silk ties of the people who styled themselves as Masters [...]

Hip-Hop Hamilton

By |2016-09-02T11:21:26-06:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Alexander Hamilton, Barbara J. Elliott, Featured, Music|

The musical Hamilton is star-spangled patriotic and worthy of attention, even though hip-hop may not be the favorite musical genre of most Imaginative Conservatives. Why? Intelligence finds the answer to a question, but genius answers a question no one else has thought to ask. The genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda leapt across three centuries to [...]

Conservative Credo

By |2019-10-09T14:33:52-06:00October 12th, 2015|Categories: Barbara J. Elliott, Conservatism, Essential, Featured, Love, Timeless Essays, Truth|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Barbara J. Elliott as she examines the True, the Good, and the Beautiful in her conservative credo. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher Conservatism seeks the Truth that has emerged over time, drawing from the deep wellsprings of human experience, and builds [...]

Why Did the Berlin Wall Fall?

By |2019-11-10T22:51:20-06:00November 9th, 2014|Categories: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Barbara J. Elliott, Communism, Europe, Poland, Russia|

The Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain seemed to be permanent fixtures of the political landscape of Europe after 1961. But to everyone’s surprise, the Berlin Wall opened on November 9, 1989. This stunning event triggered a chain reaction throughout Eastern Europe, accelerating a process that had begun a decade earlier. Using a little [...]

What is Happiness? Pharrell Williams vs Aristotle

By |2015-05-19T23:13:34-06:00June 18th, 2014|Categories: Aristotle, Barbara J. Elliott, Classics, Culture, Happiness, Music|

The song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams has gone viral, topping the charts in the United States and twenty-two other countries. It was nominated as Best Original Song for the Academy Awards on March 2, 2014, nudged out only by “Let it Go” from Frozen. After Mr. Williams released a twenty-four hour version of “Happy” [...]