Archive Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

Benedictine or Muscovite?

Just after our post on The Benedict Option yesterday, Noah Millman posted a friendly, but nevertheless formidable, critique of it over at The American Conservative. His point is quite simple– To really do what it sounds like The Benedict Option wants to do, you need a religion other than Christianity. And if The Benedict Option means […]

Archive Civic Polity Reformed Irenicism Steven Wedgeworth

The Inimitable and Inevitable Gary North

This past Tuesday, Richard Mouw published a remembrance of the Christian Reconstructionists at First Things. His basic thesis was that the Reconstructionists’s inability to win the battle “for hearts and minds” was primarily due to their conviction that hearts and minds are won by dominant polemical performance and unrelenting conviction without concern for personal etiquette or […]