John With Jesus: From Passover to the Garden of Gethsemane

By |2019-04-19T02:24:54-05:00April 17th, 2019|

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 [...]

The Divine Conspiracy of Dallas Willard

By |2018-10-11T16:05:15-05:00September 30th, 2018|

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 |2016-10-10T14:25:07-05:00September 6th, 2016|

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 |2016-09-02T11:21:26-05:00July 27th, 2016|

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 |2015-10-21T08:33:03-05:00October 12th, 2015|

(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 anew on [...]

Why Did the Berlin Wall Fall?

By |2018-09-27T17:49:40-05:00November 9th, 2014|

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 |2015-05-19T23:13:34-05:00June 18th, 2014|

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” [...]

D-Day and a Decadent French Wedding

By |2014-06-16T08:17:46-05:00June 6th, 2014|

Still slightly hung over from too much French champagne and cognac at the wedding of a French Count, I was driving from France to Germany on June 6, 1994, the fiftieth anniversary of D-Day. The perfunctory wedding ceremony had been a sad affair, and no one expected the marriage to last. It was his third [...]

Want Affordable Health Care? Try These Tantalizing Options

By |2013-11-01T03:21:55-05:00October 29th, 2013|

After changing health insurance providers and having difficulty getting prescriptions filled, I was getting testy. Very testy. Then I read that the new national insurance program would be released on 35 floppy discs, and that did it. I knew there was no help coming from Washington any time soon. In a slow burn that [...]

Germans Seize Homeschoolers in Outrageous Raid

By |2013-12-19T13:49:43-05:00September 4th, 2013|

Dirk and Petra Wunderlich and their four children,in 2012 with Mike Farris of the Home SchoolLegal Defense Association At 8 a.m. on August 29, as Dirk and Petra Wunderlich began the day’s homseschooling classes with their four children, a team of twenty armed special agents, social workers, and police with a battering [...]

Celestial Courtroom: America at the Judgment of the Nations

By |2018-10-05T10:38:48-05:00July 10th, 2013|

[Classified Top Secret, Embargo on Distribution] Through unnamed sources involved in the proceedings, these notes were smuggled out of the Celestial Courtroom, where the ongoing evaluation of the Nations takes place in Committee Hearings in preparation for the Final Judgment. St. Peter was the presiding Chairman, Senator Screwtape the first witness. St. Peter: We [...]

Damsels in Distress: A Cultural Anti-Depressant

By |2016-05-01T12:48:05-05:00May 22nd, 2013|

If you’re feeling depressed about the culture around you, Dr. Elliott has a prescription for you: one full dose of Whit Stillman’s most recent film, Damsels in Distress, followed by tap dancing. I am perfectly serious. This charming story unfolds with a group of quirky college girls on the campus of Seven Oaks, a fictitious [...]