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In Memoriam: Timothy Keller (1950-2023)

The Road goes ever on and on Out from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, Let others follow it who can! Let them a journey new begin, But I at last with weary feet...

/ May 19, 2023

The Sin of Curiosity

Medieval theologians think that you should stop being curious. This confuses us: Despite our common axiom that “curiosity killed the cat,” modern people typically see curiosity as a virtue. If a person does not ask questions and feel a drive...

/ May 17, 2023

The Doom of Choice

Choice is one of Tolkien’s great preoccupations in The Lord of the Rings. He is fascinated by the existential challenge that confronts one at certain moments in life. I do not think they come often. You’re presented with two options. In...

/ May 16, 2023

Fidelity or Financial Security: A Choice Facing Lincoln’s Faith-Based Nonprofits

“Soft Totalitarianism”, the term coined by Rod Dreher for non-governmental control over individuals and organizations, is rearing its head more frequently and perniciously in a multitude of sectors of American life. One expects to find cancel culture, extreme DEI initiatives,...

/ May 15, 2023
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The Case for Ditching Your Smartphone (from Someone Who Has Never Owned One)

“If I had been born five years later I would have begun in a different world, and would no doubt have become a different man. Those five years made a critical difference in my life, and it is a historical...

/ May 12, 2023

Jeanne Guyon: Learning to Pray in the Digital Age from an Imprisoned Mystic

Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon (1648–1717) discovered a particular discipline of prayer in which she could inhabit the “peace of God in the very midst of oppression and intense hardship.”[1] Her autobiography and books of Biblical study are...

/ May 11, 2023

Prelapsarian Politics and Postlapsarian Polemics

Five years since the publication of Patrick Deneen’s Why Liberalism Failed sparked a dialectical war among religious conservatives over their Lockean heritage, the cannons haven’t stopped firing. To the contrary, the war is expanding to new theaters.

/ May 10, 2023

Help My Unbelief

The doctors say she’s dying, but everything looks much the same. A plastic tube continues to supply every breath, various fluids continue to drip into her veins, her legs remain swollen, and an eyelid hasn’t fluttered in days, not even...

/ May 9, 2023

On Taking Small Children to Church

Regular church attendance is probably not convenient for anyone. Consistent and whole-hearted participation in the divine liturgy, an active work of service and attentiveness to God and others, a demanding labor beyond passive observation as an audience, is not something...

/ May 8, 2023

Redeeming Neverland: The Question of Shame & the Crisis of Agency Facing Modern Men

J. M. Barrie first wrote Peter Pan as a play in 1904, expanding it into a full novel in 1911. Nothing he wrote before or since would ever come close to sparking such popular reception. It tapped into and articulated...

/ April 24, 2023