Archive Civic Polity Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

Localism as Idolatry

Alan Jacobs writes a short but forceful critique of Wendell Berry’s brand of agrarian localism: There are Christians all over the world today because the successors to Paul declined to stay home. They were not “stickers.” None of this means that affection for one’s geographical place in the world is of no value; but it […]

Archive Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

Anthony Bradley on the Newest Legalism

Writing at the Acton blog, Dr. Anthony Bradley explains how the “missional” and “radical” emphases are becoming a new legalism within Evangelical Christianity. The only thing that I would add to his observations is that these are not “slowly becoming” legalism, as he originally wrote, but have been decidedly legalistic from the beginning. There are […]