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November 22, 2014
In his new book Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity, Anthony Esolen uses his considerable wit and insight to break our self-deceit, the lies we tell ourselves about life, sex, meaning, and marriage.
November 15, 2014
In the kitchen and around the table friendliness leading to true friendship happens as we share “fire and food and drink and the recognition of rain or frost,” that is, as we come together in our common physicality.
October 15, 2014
“For those who know little history,” writes theologian Michael Novak, “today’s battle with the Islamic State in the Middle East may seem new and unprecedented. It is not…. What we are seeing in 2014 has a history of more than 1,300 years — a very bloody, terror-ridden history.”
September 20, 2014
If we ignore small problems such as broken windows, we will soon face much bigger problems. It also applies to religious liberty.
August 25, 2014
The cross is a constant reminder that we need to take human nature as it actually is, a great contradiction of good and evil, virtue and vice, love and hatred. It is also a symbol announcing that ultimate loyalty cannot be to this world and its powers.
March 10, 2014
Brook is Amy’s third child. All three were born out-of-wedlock, fathered by three different men. Amy is a very troubled woman. On the plus side, all three have been adopted by loving Christian families and for all her problems, Amy did not abort her children. Thanks be to God.
March 8, 2014
Moral autonomy, the reigning doctrine of our age, is seriously inhibiting both truth and freedom for the gospel … Because the relativist challenge to truth and morality is so wide ranging, a successful strategy has to be on many fronts. It has to affect the “core of what people believe.”
February 8, 2014
But it doesn’t actually cost $25,000 to get married. “We can’t afford to get married,” often means, “We can’t afford the lavish wedding which is what we or others expect. We’ll do that someday when we have the money.”
January 22, 2014
Yesterday it snowed here in Washington, DC with a high temperature of twenty-six. Today will be sunny with a high of only eighteen and snow all over the ground. Best to stay warm in my home office venturing out only to buy the ingredients for a hardy stew.