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Posts tagged “James K.A. Smith”

The Benedict Arnold Option

The Strange New Disrespect James K.A. Smith has for the Benedict Option

Posted March 10th, 2017

Christian Pessimism, Christian Realism

Be hopeful, yes, but don’t drink the Kool-Aid of false optimism

Posted June 29th, 2016

‘Despair,’ ‘Alarmism,’ & the Benedict Option

A (friendly) argument with James K.A. Smith

Posted March 17th, 2016

Tudor Farm & Charles Taylor

The transcendent frame of late medieval life

Posted February 5th, 2016

‘Mom, I Think We Have Peak Dad’

That’s one way to see it. The other? ‘Son, that’s a Ben Op turducken’

Posted February 3rd, 2016

The Happiest Place On Earth

A tour of Eighth Day Books and Eighth Day Institute

Posted November 10th, 2015

Benedict Option Baby Steps

How to get started?

Posted November 5th, 2015

Reading Wendell Berry at Costco

Benedict Option: Withdrawing for a time to the cathedral so we can reform the city

Posted October 9th, 2015

Waiting for St. Francis

Reading Charles Taylor with James K.A. Smith

Posted January 14th, 2015

Our Kind of Conservatism

It’s not your father’s conservatism, but it might be your great-grandfather’s

Posted November 14th, 2014

The Promise & the Peril of Home

A conversation with James K.A. Smith about Dante, the Little Way, and going home

Posted November 7th, 2014

Art & Religion Need Each Other

The relationship is more intimate and necessary than you may think.

Posted September 10th, 2014

The Sophomore Slump

Philosophy professor James K.A. Smith observes that some of the most promising …

Posted August 17th, 2014

Against Whiggery, Or, Between Despair & Presumption

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

Posted July 18th, 2014

Church That’s Hard

The deacon who’s been staying with us for Holy Week posted that …

Posted April 21st, 2014

Christianity, Collapse, & The Benedict Option

Bad news for the future of Catholicism in America, according to the …

Posted March 19th, 2014

More Artists, Fewer Intellectuals

Negatively reviewing a book about culture and the loss of Christian conviction, …

Posted December 10th, 2013