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Posts in category “Decline and Fall”

The Best Church For American Christianity In Exile

Carl Trueman states plainly what many of us American Christians see: that …

Posted July 29th, 2014

Christian Civilization’s Death Warrant

This is the telegram that the foreign minister of Austria-Hungary sent to …

Posted July 28th, 2014

T.S. Eliot On The Benedict Option

@roddreher Re Eliot and the Benedict Option. From ‘Modern Education and the …

Posted July 18th, 2014

Can Traditional Religion Survive A Wired World?

In a must-read column, Damon Linker explores the role that the Internet …

Posted July 18th, 2014

Against Whiggery, Or, Between Despair & Presumption

I’ve been thinking about an exchange I had on the comboxes yesterday …

Posted July 18th, 2014

Livin’ The Medieval Dream

Keith Ferrell farms in rural Virginia using only tools that were available …

Posted July 17th, 2014

T.S. Eliot On The Post-Christian Society

T.S. Eliot, from his The Idea Of A Christian Society, excerpted on …

Posted July 17th, 2014

Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Driving A Mercedes To The Food Bank

Here’s a powerful piece by a woman who had it all, and …

Posted July 14th, 2014

The Consumerization Of Human Life

I went from the Browser to read this Financial Times article about …

Posted July 12th, 2014

If France Stays Catholic, It Will Be Traditionalist

My apologies to you readers for my being slow to approve comments …

Posted July 9th, 2014

Alas, Es Muß Sein

Noah Millman thinks I was too cavalier in my post in which …

Posted July 5th, 2014

The Future Of Christians In Post-Christian America

Writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Peter Conn says that religious …

Posted July 4th, 2014

Before The Peasants Storm The Castle

Billionaire Nick Hanauer has a word of advice for his fellow plutocrats: …

Posted June 30th, 2014

Church Of England Modernizing Self To Oblivion

The Guardian reports that the fast-declining Church of England will consider getting …

Posted June 30th, 2014

‘Progress’

Writing in Slate, Amy Sohn says an enthusiastic “good riddance” to the …

Posted June 25th, 2014

Iraq: George W. Bush’s Vietnam

According to the Times, Western military experts have concluded that the Iraqi …

Posted June 23rd, 2014

The New Dogma: ‘I Desire, Therefore I Am’

Mark Lilla has an important and provocative essay in The New Republic, …

Posted June 19th, 2014