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Happiness Drives Sacrifice

Calvin on the relationship between human happiness and worship: Until men feel that they owe everything to God, that they are cherished by his paternal care, and that he is the author of all their blessings, so that nought is...

/ January 8, 2017

The Sense of Ownership is Always to be Encouraged

Lewis, writing as Screwtape, on the question of how one uses “their” time:

/ January 2, 2017
old-books

Sertillanges on the Intellectual Virtues

Sertillanges explains why virtue and scholarship cannot be separated:

/ January 2, 2017

The Future is Least Like Eternity

CSL in Screwtape writing about the relationship between vice and obsession with the future:

/ January 2, 2017
time

Sertillanges on the Amateur Scholar

This is good for those of us who aspire to doing intellectual work outside of the academy or the world of “professional intellectuals”:

/ January 2, 2017
rural-america

Plough Magazine: The Hole in Wendell Berry’s Gospel

This critique is common enough but a bit wrong-headed in my opinion:

/ December 29, 2016
mayflower-compact

The Puritan Society

From The Puritan Experiment:

/ December 27, 2016
wall-street

Demonic Rapaciousness

Moore on how capitalism and cultural decadence reinforce each other:

/ December 23, 2016
church-and-commonwealth

Losing a Majority Mindset

I’m not entirely happy with this approach from Russell Moore, but I think the quote sums up much of the good and bad in what I take to be his major project: The loss of a majority mind-set is hastened...

/ December 23, 2016