"I cannot speak of religion, but I must lament, that among so many pretenders to it, so few understand what it means; some placing it in the understanding [i.e., the intellect], in orthodox notions and opinions; and all the account they can give of their religion is, that they are of this or the other … Continue reading The Christian Life – Scougal
In her essay entitled, "Why Work?" Dorothy L. Sayers writes a scathing critique of the West (specifically, England). Her words were written during the Second World War when all of England was experiencing what might be called drastic shortages of certain food stuffs. Sayers points out that all industrial capitalist economies are based on consumption. … Continue reading Why Work?
Ours is not a culture that praises and extols the virtues of normalcy. My reason for writing on this subject is that this morning over coffee, Anna was telling me about Frederica Matthewes-Green's article in First Things, "Against Eternal Youth." I have not read the article (yet), but Anna has read parts to me. One … Continue reading In Praise of Normalcy
In an attempt to focus my ministry to graduate students, I am attempting to put down on paper the end of my ministry. This is my attempt to answer the question, “If everything went perfectly according to my plans and my desires, what would the outcome be in the lives of the people to whom … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Ministry (Part One)