The Church Localversal, Part 3

CathedralOfThePines February 24, 2015
Brokenness is a traveling condition.
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History as Manifesto

February 23, 2015
Dillon, MT Having a personal and professional interest in what people think history is for, I read The History Manifesto with great interest. Jo Guldi (Brown) and David Armitage (Harvard) are having a “think big” moment about History, in an…
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On Dying Where You’re Planted: The Rooted Pastor

February 20, 2015
Manchester, CT I am grudgingly accepting that you don’t choose the place; the place chooses you. I’ve moved around a lot during my time on the planet, first as luggage, then as the guy with the luggage. But I’ve been sitting…
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The Church Localversal, Part 2

Old Country Church February 18, 2015
Injury is a means of measurement.
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Huckabee’s Shifting Shades of Green

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As he began making the early “exploratory” rounds, a smiling Mike Huckabee recently reminded Martha Raddatz on ABC’s political Sunday show This Week that in 2008 he had run a “very green” presidential campaign that got “more miles per gallon”…
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From the Multiversity Cave: Aristotle and Phronesis

February 16, 2015
Saginaw, MI This post is part of a series that will explore what prominent thinkers can teach us about today’s public multiversity, the modern university with its many colleges, departments, and other administrative units that play multiple functions and roles
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If the U.S. Were a Christian Nation, Would that Make Christianity the Most Violent Religion in the World?

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Hillsdale, Michigan. The Paris killings a few weeks ago have unleashed a number of reflections about Islam and its tendency toward violence. Robert Tracinski makes a point that I have seen in various places: It is obviously true that all…
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The Church Localversal, Part I

Chesterton February 11, 2015
Well, duh!
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Higher Education And Civic Engagement

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Amid the current discussions of rapidly increasing student loan debt, the unaffordability of higher education, and the gap between our college graduates and the skills necessary for the jobs available, the intrinsic benefits of a college education are easily overlooked.…
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The Gauge, the Pump, and Energy Sufficiency

4.5 inch Process Gauge February 4, 2015
Efficiency is a false god.
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The Family Tree, Stripped

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A mainland Chinese student visited my office last week, asking for a letter of recommendation for his transfer to another university. It is hard to lose a student like this—enthusiastic and bright, the sort who sits on the front row…
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Prostitute@hire_ed.edu

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She lost it to a goat-like man.
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Illiberal Catholicism One Year On

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Just over a year ago John Zmirak caused a stir with his Aleteia article “Illiberal Catholicism.” In it, Zmirak excoriated a fairly broad range of Catholic academics and commentators for, among other things, failing to uphold the American brand of…
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Orwell and Huxley, Together Again: ‘The Interview’ and our Culture of Distraction

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By now you’ve already forgotten last month’s most important celebrity cause, namely the embodiment of freedom of expression known as The Interview. Hollywood has too, of course. It’s so 2014. Even George Clooney, who briefly tried to rally the…
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A Culture of Millstones

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A plea for pastors to remember their audience.
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Christmas Comes But Once a Year; Or, Books to Buy Next Christmas

January 22, 2015
Philadelphia, PA R. J. Snell A slow thinker and slower writer—some might say the reverse—I’ve been chewing over the Christmas season for the past few days, a remembrance of things past. The issue: what, if anything, of worth does our…
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