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.

Stuff White People at Prayer Like

The Episcopal Church of Connecticut, ever relevant to a changing world

The Travails of Travel

In which Your Incompetent Working Boy takes the long way home

Alvy Singer Liberals

They’re bigots, but bigots for the Left

Winning the Subculture War

Social conservatives have lost institutions. Time to build robust little platoons

Charles Featherstone’s Book

A reader of this blog has written a modern spiritual classic


High school girl: ‘The only reason to regret it is if you get caught’

In Ferguson, Never Mind

Evidence indicates that the white cop who shot Michael Brown did nothing wrong

‘Thou Shalt Kill,’ Commands California

State’s Catholic governor orders religious institutions to provide abortion coverage — or else

To Destroy a Man

How to make a bisexual man an Enemy Of The People for defending traditional marriage

A Benedictine on the Benedict Option

The prior of the monastery in St. Benedict’s hometown on how Christians should deal with darkening times

The Impoverished Catholic Conversation

Pope Francis said he was going to shift the Church’s focus. So far, he has failed

Russian Orthodox Fox News

A tsarist Christian magnate and wants to found a religious TV network in Russia

A Religious Test

Take this short online survey devised by two academics

Writing About Religion

What are the challenges facing religion writing in a polarized world?

From Catholic to Orthodox?

Could liberalizing Pope Francis invalidate Catholic claims? John Zmirak says yes

Denmark’s Suicidal Tolerance

The Scandinavian country rolls out the welcome mat for returning ISIS jihadis

Hitch Gays — or Else

The first case in which state orders ministers opposed to same-sex marriage to perform those rituals

How To Be Saved, by David Brooks

The New York Times columnist gives an extraordinary address to a Christian group

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

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