How the Reformation Failed, A Response: Paradox or Contradiction?

Early last week, First Things posted an excerpt from a piece by Peter J. Leithart titled How the Reformation Failed.  The longer piece can be found at Leithart’s Theopolis Institute site.  After reading the longer piece I tweeted a recommendation to [ . . . ]

The Benedict Option, Evangelicals, and Catholics: A Response

On the heels of Rod Dreher’s week-long sojourn in Louisville to share more about the Benedict Option with Evangelicals there, a rash of blog posts has followed.  In the first of what is now four posts, Dreher shares a question [ . . . ]

Chesterton on Advent and Christmas

Now Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home David Mills recent, insightful essay titled Just Wait: Because Waiting Makes It More Fun: A reflection prompted by a mid-Advent [ . . . ]

St. Bernard and Thomas Merton on Simplicity & the True Aim of Life

“…our chief, in fact our only task, is to get rid of the ‘double’ garment, the overlaying layer of duplicity that is not ourselves.”  –Thomas Merton on finding our true self. Today is the feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. [ . . . ]

Thomas Merton, Fuga Mundi & the Benedict Option – Fuga Mundi Series, Part 5

  Thomas Merton’s fuga mundi, or “flight from the world,” was a complex and multi-faceted thing.  When I envisioned this series back in the fall I had to idea it would end where it did.  I didn’t ever think that [ . . . ]