Author Archives: Rod Dreher

About Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in St. Francisville, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written two books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming and Crunchy Cons.

The Noise in Your Head

How the busy-ness of daily life makes God seem far away

Rome Synod Final Report — Breaking

On gay policy, a huge defeat for liberal bishops

Catholics, the Real Liberals

Surveys show that Catholics are more socially progressive than most US Christians

Piety, Doubt, & Evangelical Colleges

A professor laments the intellectual shell game within Evangelical colleges

Kasper’s Media Metaphysics

Caught in a lie, the German cardinal keeps spinning

Maggie Gallagher’s Crisis of Faith

The Catholic campaigner for traditional marriage says the situation in Rome is very serious indeed

Hillsong & Evangelicalism’s Future

Why the Evangelical megachurch movement’s non-answer on gay rights is actually a powerful answer

If Pope Francis Loses Conservatives

The risks the pontiff takes implementing his plan to liberalize the Catholic Church

Cardinal Kasper Busted!

Attempt to smear Catholic journalist shows how the clericalist sausage is made

Moscow’s Disappointing Line in Rome

Metropolitan Hilarion wasted an opportunity by lecturing Catholic bishops on geopolitics

Marilynne Robinson on Fear

The novelist says we are afraid to say what we really think about the sacred

Dante vs. the Mottramists

Christendom’s greatest poet shows us that fidelity to the Church may require criticism of it

Wellesley’s First World Problem

The long march to Progress hits a snag at the elite women’s college

The Traveling Plague

Nobody intended for Ebola to spread from Dallas. But it is likely happening

Chicken-Dinner Kasper

German cardinal’s rebuke of African church leaders recalls geopolitics within global Anglicanism

Pope Francis: Liberal Machiavelli?

Linker: Long-term papal strategy key to understanding chaos out of Rome Synod

Ebola Nurse No. 2

Can we trust American hospitals to handle Ebola properly?

Houston, We Have a (Free Speech) Problem

‘What did you preach and when did you preach it?’

As Churches Do, Churches Come to Believe

You think doctrine is safe from changes in pastoral practice? Think again

Does the Synod Matter, Anyway?

Maybe the Rome gathering is sound and fury, signifying nothing

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