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This morning I finished reading Ross Douthat’s The Decadent Society.  I mentioned it a few days ago as a book I’d set aside with the advent of Covid but had finally gotten back around to reading.  It’s a good read, … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Decadence

Earlier this week I posted a classic Calvin and Hobbes Sunday strip having to do with perspective, particularly what happens Calvin tries to “engage” his dad in some kind of “minor debate.”  It’s a visually brilliant strip that points to … Continue reading

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Reading in 2020

2019 was an interesting year in reading for me.  I continued to try and find points of connection between faith and learning.  I tried to revisit favorites like Lewis and Tolkien while also diving a little deeper with thinkers like … Continue reading

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Celibacy and the Reversed Revolution

More often than not, Ross Douthat’s New York Times columns serve as Rorschach tests for contemporary political and social issues.  Today’s column, “The Redistribution of Sex,” has proved especially thought-provoking and line-drawing.  And rightly so.  You can read it here. … Continue reading

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Misery and the Absence of Company

A few days before Halloween, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat posted an op-ed that hit at something I’ve been thinking about for a while, particularly as it relates to Christian faith & practice and the seeming inability of Christians … Continue reading

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