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The Bridge and the Breach: A Review of Indigenous by Jennifer...

It is a hybrid, sacramental understanding of the earth and matter and of being in the world. She seems to say that even if the earth of Chilhowee is dry or the trees of the Smokies are stunted, we must cherish them because they remain good.

Still Singin’

That this country boasts something called “The Great American Songbook” is one of the best jokes around. The Great American Songbook? Our...

The Monkey in the Margin: History, Tradition, and Transgression

he early scholastic notion of revelation was more dynamic than the modern one. Revelation does not occur, in the medieval understanding, once...

Confucius–A Man for All Seasons

Confucius deserves a place of honor on the Front Porch because he was History’s keenest observer of the traditions and rituals that...

Narrating the Tradition of Liberalism’s Anti-Tradition

Criticizing the current liberal order is a popular activity. Authors such as Patrick Deneen, Rod Dreher, D.C. Schindler, Mark Lilla, Johnathan Haidt,...

Cultivating the Candy Roaster: An Extensive Pleasure

In the spring of this year, some students and I created a modest Heritage Garden—420 square feet of raised beds built from two-by-twelves and...

Silence, Development, and the Changing Church

Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of Silence (2016), the 1966 novel by Shusako Endo, follows the trials of a young Portuguese Jesuit, Father Rodrigues, whose...

Belloc on the New Year

"On New Year's Eve, at about quarter to twelve o'clock at night, the master of the house and all that are with him go...

Branding Disaster

Earlier this year, after the Charlie Hebdo shootings, I reflected on the conversations that may or may not ensue from the changing of a...

Liberty and Circuits of the Sacred

A few days ago was the first time I heard Chinese being spoken with a heavy Indian accent.  Given the tenor of our times,...