A couple of weeks ago the president raised the issue of immigration and where immigrants should come from in a meeting with Congressional leaders. What was just plain silly was the talk about his use of a particular word. It missed an entire conversation that needed to happen… but what am I thinking? We’re Americans! We’re good at avoidingContinue reading “Dealing with issues of poverty and broken systems”
We need more than “Bible knowledge.” The Bible is more than information. It’s more than your personal answer book. The written word leads us to the Living Word, and we too often treat it like a manual for life.
Rod Dreher’s case for the “Benedict Option” hinges on going back to a Benedictine spirituality because the Benedictine culture created a Christian culture. That term seemed to hit me wrong, so I’m glad Dreher unpacked it a bit.
Rod Dreher isn’t enamored with the election of Donald Trump. While it’s a possible side benefit that Trump may actually appoint conservative judges and justices, Dreher isn’t going to be sidetracked from the idea of the turn that has already happened in American culture.
“No matter how furious and all-consuming partisan political battles are, Christians have to keep clearly before us the fact that conventional American politics cannot fix what is wrong with our society and culture. They are inadequate because in both their left-wing and right-wing forms, they operate from the position that facilitating and expanding human choiceContinue reading “The failure of conventional politics”
The biggest struggle conservative Christians in America seem to have (and divides us between generations with incredible precision) is politics. My generation and older was tied almost completely to Republican ideology. For those 50 and over, this is the struggle.
“In the Benedict Option, we are not trying to repeal seven hundred years of history, as if that were possible. Nor are we trying to save the West. We are only trying to build a Christian way of life that stands as an island of sanctity and stability amid the high tide of liquid modernity.Continue reading “Can Western Civilization Be Saved?”