Cornelius Plantinga laments lamentation’s absence from fashionable evangelical worship music. But I’d say that it’s not primarily a somber sense of our sin which is the most notably and disastrously absent thing in much modern evangelical worship, but rather, a sober sense of the infinite majesty of God. Thus people now act all too often […]
Dr Ballor offers some profoundly illuminating considerations on the life and teaching of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in an essay over at Public Discourse.
Today is the 70th anniversary of the martyrdom of the man of God Dr Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who in life and death bore witness to the Kingdom of God against a neo-pagan regime which strove to radically reinvent Europe in rebellion against the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus. Dr Bonhoeffer himself, as a genuine […]
Pater Edmund Waldstein of Heiligenkreuz posts here a reflection on engagement with us over at The Josias. We couldn’t ask for a better Papalist interlocutor than this gracious and learned Cistercian. One observation: our friend begs the question a bit when he says that we do not believe nature is elevated. It is rather that […]
On our About page, one will see a painting of the Heidelberg Tun, a giant wine casket which was the wonder of that capitol of irenic Calvinism. There is a charming panegyric of the Tun by a presently obscure Reformed minister, poet, and scholar, one Anton Praetorius. The poem celebrates the Tun as proof of the superiority […]
Dr Jonathan Wolff of University College London makes a case for intellectual generalism at The Guardian. Of course, “interdisciplinary studies” and critical theory both attempt to do what Dr Wolff asks, but whether they actually do or even can is quite another matter.
Dr Pryor offers some helpful reflections and pointers for reading on the sin of Californication. Interested readers wanting to look further might consider perusing this work.
Kevin Williamson at National Review lays out some of the differences between democracy and demagoguery.
The great Dr Hankey traces the theme of conversion from Plato to Fielding: The aim of my outrageous generalizations is to present some features of conversion as represented over about twenty-five hundred years in the pagan and Christian west in a way which may prove illumining because not expected. The notion of Tom Jones as […]
Philip K Howard at The Atlantic offers some very useful reflections on cutting bureaucratic and juridical overgrowth, and reinstituting a regime of principle and prudence.