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Posts in category “Religion”

The Man Who Ate Liberty Valance

A creepy, haunting cannibal Western, “Ravenous” explores of the temptations of power.

Posted August 20th, 2014

Youngest Son Adds Laments to the Indie Hymnal

Sincerity marries sorrow in an album with a tuneful, memorable pop sensibility.

Posted August 6th, 2014

As Mosul’s Christians Flee, Religious Freedom Gets an Ambassador

The State Department’s annual report on International Religious Freedom paints a dark …

Posted July 29th, 2014

Is Religious Freedom Possible?

Without a universal definition of religion, it’s difficult to maintain.

Posted July 9th, 2014

Religious Discrimination Found in the Workplace

One might think that having a stronger cultural bias toward religion would …

Posted July 1st, 2014

Hobby Lobby Has Won, But Have We?

Hobby Lobby has won. The big box craft store’s lawsuit challenging the …

Posted June 30th, 2014

The Problem of Contempt in Christianity

American Christianity today is largely schismatic and divided. Rod Dreher pinpointed this …

Posted June 26th, 2014

David Brat’s Half-Cocked Theological-Economic Fusionism

Michael Tanner recently—but before the shocker primary in suburban Richmond—lamented that the …

Posted June 18th, 2014

Every Day Is Like Sunday: Rediscovering Wilfrid Sheed’s “The Hack”

A pre-Vatican II satire totally at home in our current performance culture.

Posted May 19th, 2014

Drop Those Wedding Rings in the Name of the Law

Most gay marriage lawsuits have been brought by couples, but, in North …

Posted May 1st, 2014

Hideous Strength: “Degenerate Art” at the Neue Galerie

How the Nazis tried to discredit modern art by exhibiting it

Posted April 25th, 2014

The Stillness of Saturday

It’s Saturday—the day of waiting, the day of quiet. The day when …

Posted April 19th, 2014

Hobby Lobby vs. the Order of Justice

A healthy government will carve out space for a just society, not impose one.

Posted March 29th, 2014

The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Played

Every Sunday, the rector of my church appends a brief note of …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Coming Out Catholic: The Movie

“Desire” captures and reveals the wild weirdness within orthodoxy

Posted March 13th, 2014

A Catholic Showdown Worth Watching

The most interesting Roman split is over liberal democracy itself.

Posted February 6th, 2014

How Pope Francis Challenges the Right (and Left)

He reminds what classical conservatism looks like, and liberalism’s roots in it.

Posted January 16th, 2014