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.

Reuben’s Faeries

Why this Orthodox believer has more in common with pagans than with modernist Christians

Boomers, Stickers, & Evangelicals

Is there a ‘C.S. Lewis Option’ for Evangelical Protestants?

Gotham: Catholic Crazytown

What is happening the Archdiocese of New York?

Of Lions and the Limbs of Babies

Appropriate outrage over Cecil’s murder — but crickets from the media and the social media mob over Planned Parenthood

Benedict & the Omnibus of Options

Everybody’s got an option these days. Here’s why we should stick with Benedict

Progress & Regress

More than one way of measuring cultural advances

Fusionism Fizzles

Why the Benedict Option is a sensible reaction to the exhaustion of postwar conservative politics

Can Your State Do This?

Louisiana comes through once again. ‘Call me,’ says dentally intriguing, erotically compelling rustic

The Better Part

A new and final chapter of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming

Devil Statue Is No Joke

A surprising warning from one of America’s most prominent progressive priests

A Lesson in Stability

Why we should go to church even when it’s really hard

A Victim of our Cultural Politics

The Joy of Caitlyn Thought ruins a troubled young man’s life

Planned Parenthood & Willful Blindness

On the rationalization and self-deception of abortion’s defenders

The Genocide of Christians

After two millennia, Christianity may soon end in the Middle East

Baby Sister

The Harrington children meet Baby Irene

The End of Westboro Baptist?

In which the ghoulish cult is headed to a fight it has picked with Cajuns

BenOp in WSJ

The Benedict Option and the questions facing religious conservatives

The Bonds of Community

What people around the world are doing for a clergy family in need

I, Papaya

Accounting for my lack of discipline this week on the blog

Vacation Notebook

Observations from my week on the Gulf Coast

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