Archive for October 2012

What’s Paleo About Evangelicalism?

The Baylor University historian, Thomas Kidd, wrote a post recently in his regular column at Patheos about evangelicals who are neither liberal nor comfortable with the GOP. He referred to this group as “paleo evangelical” and m...

Limits and Conscientious Consumption

Lincoln, I was informed when I was nine years old, freed the slaves. I learned that lesson well; I was an excellent student. Lincoln freed the slaves and, in my northern curriculum, that was that. Reconstruction, Redemption, sharecropping, ...

What Women Voters Want: Addendum

Kate has captured nicely a kind of sexual nihilism regnant in contemporary feminism. It has now become campaign fodder: Obama Ad Were this my daughter I would be mortified. This is bad at so many levels, but one of them surely is how it pos...

The Wrong Side of History

Berwyn, PA.  Cardinal George offers us the strong words — not of oracular prophecy, but of historical wisdom.  A few passages: Communism imposed a total way of life based upon the belief that God does not exist. Secularism is communis...

Slow Democracy

The protestors stood on the Piazza di Spagna in Rome, brandishing bowls of penne pasta. Above them rose the wide marble staircase of the Spanish Steps; nearby, turquoise water spilled from the square’s iconic marble fountain, just as it had...

Why Urban Christians Need Wendell Berry

At Christianity Today, Jake Meador argues that Wendell Berry has something important to teach urban Christians. At root, Berry’s Port William is a worshiping community. Indeed, I don’t know another community, fictional or real, ...

Not Hurting Anybody

At the film festival in Cannes this past summer and at the Toronto film festival in the fall, Nick Cassavetes brought to the screen his new film Yellow.  It is about a woman mired in addictions, haunted by scrambled memories, and living in ...

Finger Foods

Set in the heart of the Burned-Over District, the Finger Lakes region of New York is among the culturally, historically, and culinarily richest parts of the country. Now it has a cookbook worthy of its ghosts and grapes: Finger Lakes Feast ...