Rod Dreher

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Posts tagged “First Things”


The revolution continues to devour itself

Posted February 23rd, 2015

The End of American Civic Christianity

A First Things colloquium takes measure of America’s emerging post-Christian social and legal order

Posted January 16th, 2015

Dismal St. Dismas

A true story about a Catholic school that’s ‘not really that Catholic,’ and the culture it serves

Posted December 16th, 2014

Ghosts of Colson & Neuhaus

A seminar at First Things explores religion and public life in a new era

Posted October 1st, 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

The Wheat & The Tares In Russia

In First Things, John Burgess has a long, thoughtful, fairly comprehensive report …

Posted April 16th, 2014

The Gift That Is David Mills

Like my TAC colleague Micah Mattix, I was surprised and distressed to …

Posted March 20th, 2014

Winning The Culture War, Losing Far More

The Just Thomism blog asks Christians if we really want to win …

Posted December 31st, 2013

The Rise & Fall Of Catholic Writing

In a powerful essay in First Things, the poet Dana Gioia despairs …

Posted December 6th, 2013

Secular Society Cannot Exist

So says RĂ©mi Brague, one of the leading Catholic theologians of Europe. …

Posted September 23rd, 2013

How Religious Freedom Is Endangered By SSM

Whenever we discuss religious liberty and evolving jurisprudence on gay rights, we …

Posted July 23rd, 2013

Epistemic Humility Is No Vice

Megan Hodder, a Millennial, was raised as an atheist in Britain, and …

Posted May 27th, 2013

Little Way Is ‘An American Classic’

So says William Doino in his First Things column. Excerpts: Beautifully written …

Posted April 29th, 2013

Round Two With R.R. Reno

First Things editor Rusty Reno continues our exchange over Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation. …

Posted February 26th, 2013

Why Natural Law Arguments Fail

In an essay only available to First Things subscribers — wanting to …

Posted February 20th, 2013

Office As Monastery

First Things has a couple of thought-provoking pieces up today about career …

Posted August 28th, 2012