Category Archives: christian

Concerns about “Authentic Masculinity”

Over the past decade or so, there has been an explosion of books, sermons, classes and other materials dedicated to teaching “Authentic Masculinity.” Exactly what this means is hard to say, but the common element is a desire to reintroduce … Continue reading

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What is Modesty?

For whatever reason, modesty has become something of an “issue” for conservative Christians (and Catholics in particular) lately. But there’s a problem with the way that it is often discussed. Modesty isn’t about “covering up” or other sorts of clothing … Continue reading

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Books That Formed Me

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis I’m not sure how old I was when I first read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but I do remember that it was the most enthralling piece of literature I … Continue reading

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A Meditation on Hagiography

It’s not unusual when reading a critic’s review of a biography to come across phrases like”mere hagiography.” These phrases suggest that hagiography is just pious myth, but nothing could be further from the truth. Hagiography, or “holy writing” is the … Continue reading

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Faith & Works

The Protestant notion of “faith alone” has always been a little strange to me, even when I was a protestant. It didn’t seem to take into account the way that God’s grace transforms us to be more like Him. Can … Continue reading

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Women’s Ordination and Gregory the Theologian

As a fairly conservative Catholic who believes that the male-only priesthood is correct, one of the things that bothers me is the really bad arguments that conservatives often make in order to justify the Church’s practice. The problem with most … Continue reading

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Praying With the Church Episode 6

The latest episode of the podcast is out. Praying With the Church Episode 6: Why Penance? + The Sign of the Cross

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