Tag Archives: Rod Dreher

Minding the Messengers

In the section of Antifragile about “skin in the game,” Nassim Nicholas Taleb defines prophets and their task: Prophecy is a pledge of belief, little else.  A prophet is not someone who first had an idea; he is the one … Continue reading

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Face-to-Face Faith and Practice

As an extension of his talk of “the Benedict Option,” author Rod Dreher recently posed the following questions to the clergy who read his blog and who agree with some version of the dire situation in which today’s church finds … Continue reading

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Dovetailing Dreher and Smith

The last couple of weeks have brought a number of reactions to Rod Dreher’s eagerly-awaited book on conservative Christians in contemporary culture, The Benedict Option.  For many, it’s been an interesting litmus test for where particular “personalities” in the Christian … Continue reading

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