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October 17, 2017
The Big Short: A Little Reminder
This review was originally published at Patheos February 1, 2016. A year and a half...
October 10, 2017
Man of the House Reviewed in Chronicles
Things are a bit busy for me these days. I'm finishing up some edits on...
September 28, 2017
The Blessing of Stuckness: Pastoral Ministry and Localism
I'm speaking at The Front Porch Republic Conference at Hope College in a few days....
September 19, 2017
You Say You Want Community? Yeah, Right.
When everyone says he wants something but no one seems to have it, maybe he...
September 15, 2017
How to Be a Gracious Pariah
Most of the time it is impossible to know why someone stops talking to you....
September 07, 2017
A Working House Should Work the Soil
What do you depend upon? We all depend on things, and most (if not all...
September 05, 2017
Building a House that Works
Work is coming home. More people work from home than has been the case in...
August 31, 2017
Where Do Atheists Live?
I was informed this morning that since the universe is very old and our lives...
August 24, 2017
Lovecraft’s Cosmicism: What it Is, How It Works, and Why It Fails
Today I reflect a little on the thing that draws me to H. P. Lovecraft,...
August 22, 2017
Why You Need Bacon from Acorns
When it comes to recovering the household economy I feel like a voice in the...
August 17, 2017
Lovecraft and the Weirdness of God
Contemporary Christianity is so saccharine it's cloying.
August 11, 2017
Why I Don’t Give Advice Anymore
In many ways my life is a rags-to-riches story. I was thinking about this recently...
August 03, 2017
Rev. Gore’s Altar Call: An Inconvenient Sequel Reviewed
It's propaganda, but there is more Elmer Gantry than Goebbels to it. Rev. Gore has...
August 01, 2017
I’m interviewed on The Eric Metaxas Show
I was interviewed by my old friend John Zmirak for The Eric Metaxas Show. John and...
July 27, 2017
Interviews and Appearances over the Next Couple of Months
This has been a remarkably busy summer for me personally. Lot's of milestones for the...
July 16, 2017
Defining Misogyny Down
Misogyny appears to have come to mean "treating women as though they are women".
July 14, 2017
How to Make Sure Your Highly Educated Daughter Doesn’t Have to Freeze Her Eggs
You may not like my advice. But if you have better advice, there are a...
July 07, 2017
The Natural Family Lives in Christ
People that hate the traditional family--you know, the natural family, the one instituted through the...
July 05, 2017
Marriage Is the End of the World
There is a deep and unalterable connection between this world and the next. And that...
June 28, 2017
Households Are Religious Institutions
The covenant with Abraham wasn't just a covenant with Abraham, it included all of his...
June 26, 2017
We are not social atoms. Churches must stop pretending we are.
You could say that the modern world reduced things to atoms, and when it came...
June 23, 2017
How do you “make a culture”?
A few years back there was a flash of enthusiasm among people who read books...
June 16, 2017
How Social Security Feeds on Children and Itself
I've been working my way through a marvelous book by my friend Allan C. Carlson...
June 13, 2017
Tevye was Right!
Romantic love has destroyed the family.
June 09, 2017
Aristotle’s Robots, and More!
My convictions about our robot future have vacillated, from fear of robots enervating humanity even...
June 06, 2017
Flannery O’Connor and the Meaning of the World
I've been reading essays from Flannery O'Connor's occasional prose. Since I write fiction, I'm interested...
June 02, 2017
Against the Recreational Household: Part 5, Bringing Productive Property Back Home
Here I am again with yet another ramble. This is the fifth and final one...
May 31, 2017
Against the Recreational Household, Part 4: Signs of Hope
Here I am again with another ramble. This is the fourth in what I hope...
May 25, 2017
Against the Recreational Household, Part 3: What Happened?
Here I am again, with you another of my rambles. This is the third...
May 22, 2017
Against the Recreational Household: Part 2, Cult as Cultivation
Throughout the world, in both the East and the West, households were once religious institutions....
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