How to Be a Creative Conservative


My latest article for Intercollegiate Review explains how to be a creative conservative I know, I know. Conservatives are harsh, judgmental, close-minded, homophobic, misogynist, creationist and fundamentalist Christians who have scrawny girls with buck teeth and meathead boys with zip-up Bibles. I know, I know. Conservatives are all slightly paranoid about “liberals” and are in [Read More...]

Is It Time to Hunker Down?

The Benedict Option

  As Ireland votes overwhelmingly for same sex marriage and the rest of the Western world, it seems, can’t wait to follow their example, is it time to throw in the towel in the cultural slugfest? As radical Islam advances giving us nightmares and as the economic “recovery” looks increasingly shaky is it time to [Read More...]

If You Believe in Fairies…


…clap your hands. You  may remember that episode in Peter Pan when Tinkerbell is about to perish and all the children in the audience are asked to clap their hands if they believe in fairies. Their clapping makes Tinkerbell come back to life. Tinkerbell seems to have invaded the mindset of modern man. That is to say, [Read More...]

Give More Money For Heaven’s Sake!


Stop and think for a moment. Why are we commanded (its not an option) to give sacrificially to the work of the church? Most people assume its because the church has to pay the bills, the priest needs a salary, the church needs a new roof and we have to help the poor people. Yes [Read More...]

It’s All or Nuthin’

therese and friedrich

My article at The Imaginative Conservative this week compares St Therese of Lisieux with Friedrich Nietzsche In the musical Oklahoma! Ado Annie and Will Parker sing, “With Me It’s All or Nuthin’ is it All or Nuthin’ With You?” I like to imagine the duet being sung by Thérèse of Lisieux and Friedrich Nietzsche. I can just [Read More...]

The Catholic Pentecostal Church


Is it ‘me and Jesus’ or ‘me and the Church’? This is the question of ecclesiology and the difference between Catholics and Protestants on this issue is illustrated by two different perspectives on Pentecost. I think it is fair to say that most Protestants do not have an ecclesiology, or if they have one they [Read More...]