"The end is where we start from."

-T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Mr. Buchanan Declines, Courteously

The most noble and gifted statesman of our age courteously declined my suggestion that he run for the Office of President of the United States in 2016.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Working with Words

“To think creatively, to struggle with an opaque text or confounding idea, to seek connections between periods of history or disciplines of thought, and to search for the precise word or the right rhythm for a single sentence—these are human actions every bit as worthy as the wielding of a hammer, the manipulation of a surgical scalpel, or the making of a courtroom argument.” 

― Roger LundinBeginning with the Word (Cultural Exegesis): Modern Literature and the Question of Belief

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

My October Visitor

My ghostly visitor headed right to my library, and grabbed a collection of Russell Kirk's ghost stories. He remained transfixed by the tales until dawn, when he faded away.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Ye are gods

Christianity teaches that we can become by grace what God is by nature. St. Athanasius said "God became man that man might become god." Yes, indeed, we are to be conformed to the Image of Christ, and to be "Little Christs." Cults and ideologies take this very Christian idea and twist it up. Mormonism is one example. Transcendentalism is another. Many Christians do not think of Christianity in this way, and so miss the historical connection that ideologies are simply attempts to save man by deifying him without Christ, and with disastrous results.