Rod Dreher

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Posts tagged “First Things”

Patriotism & the Benedict Option

After 9/11, it was obvious to many conservative Christians what their duty to America was. But now, post-Iraq, and post-Obergefell?

Posted July 30th, 2015

Defend the Church Within

Christians have lost the culture. Will they lose the church too?

Posted June 27th, 2015

Why Father Neuhaus Went Right

And where the theocons are headed next

Posted March 18th, 2015

The Limits of Father Neuhaus’s Vision

A critical but generous take on the influential priest’s life, by an enemy

Posted March 13th, 2015


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