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Michael Heinlein’s new biography captures the character of the  remarkable churchman, Cardinal Francis George, with exce...
01/25/2023
Cardinal Francis George: Simply Catholic | Charles J. Chaput

Michael Heinlein’s new biography captures the character of the remarkable churchman, Cardinal Francis George, with exceptional insight and skill.

Heinlein’s book on Cardinal Francis E. George has two great strengths. The first is that he’s a lucid, engaging writer who’s researched George’s life in impressive detail. The second is that the story of Francis George, the man, is thoroughly absorbing. 

Dante did the unthinkable: He translated a mystic pilgrimage to the stars (a perfect subject for Latin) into the languag...
01/24/2023
A Divine Comedy We Can Feel in the Pulse | Jason M. Baxter

Dante did the unthinkable: He translated a mystic pilgrimage to the stars (a perfect subject for Latin) into the language of the flesh and body and mud and blood.

We need to realize that Dante is constantly code-switching from a classical in-the-head way of speaking to one that is more in-the-blood and in-the-nerves. 

Be silent. Hush. Take up the sound of oozelike oil from olives that the presses bruise.Or be the sound of fresh baked lo...
01/24/2023
Ignatius to the Romans | Ben Myers

Be silent. Hush. Take up the sound of ooze
like oil from olives that the presses bruise.
Or be the sound of fresh baked loaves, the sound
of seeds beneath the stony, sun-packed ground.

Be silent. Hush. Take up the sound of oozelike oil from olives that the presses bruise.Or be the . . . .

When Christendom splintered and was nearly overrun by the Moors, few would have predicted the spiritual Renaissance soon...
01/24/2023
The West: Post- or Pre-Christian? | Anthony Fisher

When Christendom splintered and was nearly overrun by the Moors, few would have predicted the spiritual Renaissance soon to be advanced by humanistic Jesuits and others, or the extraordinary mission to the New World, or the abundance of saints.

It became clear to me that my personal Christian faith is not tolerated or permitted in the public . . . .

Understanding the theological, moral, and epistemological gulf that often exists between first- and second-generation Mu...
01/24/2023
A Tale of Two Muslim Generations | Ismail Royer

Understanding the theological, moral, and epistemological gulf that often exists between first- and second-generation Muslim immigrants is key to understanding the nuanced positions within the American Muslim community.

Some have described Hamline as representing a contemporary case of blasphemy. But now, we see blasphemy as a crime against our new god: the self.

Francis George was a good and faithful servant. And Michael Heinlein has written a biography worthy of his life.
01/24/2023
Cardinal Francis George: Simply Catholic | Charles J. Chaput

Francis George was a good and faithful servant. And Michael Heinlein has written a biography worthy of his life.

Heinlein’s book on Cardinal Francis E. George has two great strengths. The first is that he’s a lucid, engaging writer who’s researched George’s life in impressive detail. The second is that the story of Francis George, the man, is thoroughly absorbing. 

Dante is constantly code-switching from a classical in-the-head way of speaking to one that is more in-the-blood and in-...
01/24/2023
A Divine Comedy We Can Feel in the Pulse | Jason M. Baxter

Dante is constantly code-switching from a classical in-the-head way of speaking to one that is more in-the-blood and in-the-nerves.

We need to realize that Dante is constantly code-switching from a classical in-the-head way of speaking to one that is more in-the-blood and in-the-nerves. 

For many Muslims today Islam is less a religion with truth claims about the nature of God and mankind’s relationship to ...
01/23/2023
A Tale of Two Muslim Generations | Ismail Royer

For many Muslims today Islam is less a religion with truth claims about the nature of God and mankind’s relationship to him than an aggrieved identity group among other identity groups.

Some have described Hamline as representing a contemporary case of blasphemy. But now, we see blasphemy as a crime against our new god: the self.

Tate‘s alleged conversion to Islam was a pathetic attempt to borrow credibility from a worldview that he hopes will help...
01/23/2023
Andrew Tate, Symptom of the Sexual Revolution | Jonathon Van Maren

Tate‘s alleged conversion to Islam was a pathetic attempt to borrow credibility from a worldview that he hopes will help him cosplay as an ancient warlord rather than a promiscuous p**n peddler.

Andrew Tate’s popularity is a reminder that in a society frequently hostile to traditional masculinity, lucrative opportunities arise for hucksters to amass influence by selling the genuinely toxic kind.

Subscribe to the First Things YouTube channel to watch the latest trailers, video essays, event recordings, and much mor...
01/23/2023
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The Ozarks ain’t Scotland, and there’s no Macduff waiting in the wings. Turns out you can keep wading through that river...
01/23/2023
Missouri Macbeths | Peter J. Leithart

The Ozarks ain’t Scotland, and there’s no Macduff waiting in the wings. Turns out you can keep wading through that river of blood all the way to the other side, and it just doesn’t matter if the damned spot can’t be scrubbed off.

Lots of bad people get their deserts, but the world of Ozark is one where sinners cannot be laundered and aren’t judged.

In our postmodern culture, our gaze has turned completely inward. We now see blasphemy as a crime against our new god: t...
01/23/2023
A Tale of Two Muslim Generations | Ismail Royer

In our postmodern culture, our gaze has turned completely inward. We now see blasphemy as a crime against our new god: the self.

Some have described Hamline as representing a contemporary case of blasphemy. But now, we see blasphemy as a crime against our new god: the self.

Christ instructed us in the Great Commission to disciple the nation. It is high time the Church of England returned her ...
01/22/2023
The Church of England's Empty Gesture | Calvin Robinson

Christ instructed us in the Great Commission to disciple the nation. It is high time the Church of England returned her focus to Christ and to caring for his body. | Calvin Robinson

The Church of England claims to be “Christ centered, Jesus shaped,” but not only does she no longer practice what she preaches, she rarely even preaches it.

Futurists exclaim that brain-integrated, silicon-based “hardware” memory will be used to augment our natural memories. C...
01/22/2023
Aquinas vs. Musk | John Jalsevac

Futurists exclaim that brain-integrated, silicon-based “hardware” memory will be used to augment our natural memories. Count me unimpressed.

Futurists exclaim that brain-integrated, silicon-based “hardware” memory will be used to augment our natural memories. Count me unimpressed.

Knowing that he was innocent of the absurd charges, Pell courageously turned 404 days in prison into an extended retreat...
01/22/2023
Cardinal George Pell: The Encourager | George Weigel

Knowing that he was innocent of the absurd charges, Pell courageously turned 404 days in prison into an extended retreat, during which he wrote three volumes of reflections that have given spiritual comfort and encouragement to readers around the world.

George Pell was a courageous man who “en-couraged” others—who gave others courage, or, perhaps better, drew out of others the courage they did not know lay within them.

I didn’t want the Byrdes to get away with it, and I wanted a few of their victims to find justice.
01/21/2023
Missouri Macbeths | Peter J. Leithart

I didn’t want the Byrdes to get away with it, and I wanted a few of their victims to find justice.

Lots of bad people get their deserts, but the world of Ozark is one where sinners cannot be laundered and aren’t judged.

Tate tells men to take back their lives and assert control—at the expense of women.
01/21/2023
Andrew Tate, Symptom of the Sexual Revolution | Jonathon Van Maren

Tate tells men to take back their lives and assert control—at the expense of women.

Andrew Tate’s popularity is a reminder that in a society frequently hostile to traditional masculinity, lucrative opportunities arise for hucksters to amass influence by selling the genuinely toxic kind.

Lots of bad people get their deserts, but the world of “Ozark” is one where sinners cannot be laundered and aren’t judge...
01/21/2023
Missouri Macbeths | Peter J. Leithart

Lots of bad people get their deserts, but the world of “Ozark” is one where sinners cannot be laundered and aren’t judged.

The body count steadily rises. The plot gets more absurdly complicated. The Byrdes’ house of lies teeters and cracks, but somehow they’re able to luck, kill, lie, pay, or threaten their way out of every jam.

Andrew Tate is a creature of the sexual revolution who advocates masculinity without virtue, strength without tenderness...
01/20/2023
Andrew Tate, Symptom of the Sexual Revolution | Jonathon Van Maren

Andrew Tate is a creature of the sexual revolution who advocates masculinity without virtue, strength without tenderness, and casual cruelty by right of conquest. His popularity is an indication that in our p**nified, post-Christian society, this particular path has proven attractive to legions of confused young men. | Jonathon Van Maren

Andrew Tate’s popularity is a reminder that in a society frequently hostile to traditional masculinity, lucrative opportunities arise for hucksters to amass influence by selling the genuinely toxic kind.

“Ozark” knows how dreadful the Byrdes’ world is, but, whatever certain characters may say, the series can’t bring itself...
01/20/2023
Missouri Macbeths | Peter J. Leithart

“Ozark” knows how dreadful the Byrdes’ world is, but, whatever certain characters may say, the series can’t bring itself to believe in any other.

The body count steadily rises. The plot gets more absurdly complicated. The Byrdes’ house of lies teeters and cracks, but somehow they’re able to luck, kill, lie, pay, or threaten their way out of every jam.

Tate’s popularity is a reminder that in a society frequently hostile to traditional masculinity, lucrative opportunities...
01/20/2023
Andrew Tate, Symptom of the Sexual Revolution | Jonathon Van Maren

Tate’s popularity is a reminder that in a society frequently hostile to traditional masculinity, lucrative opportunities arise for hucksters to amass influence by selling the genuinely toxic kind. | Jonathon Van Maren

Andrew Tate’s popularity is a reminder that in a society frequently hostile to traditional masculinity, lucrative opportunities arise for hucksters to amass influence by selling the genuinely toxic kind.

Many remembrances of Benedict XVI have been written, mostly by Roman Catholics. What follows is a simple remembrance by ...
01/19/2023
A Methodist Appreciation of Benedict XVI | Paul T. Stallsworth

Many remembrances of Benedict XVI have been written, mostly by Roman Catholics. What follows is a simple remembrance by a Methodist pastor.

Many remembrances of Benedict XVI have been written, mostly by Roman Catholics. What follows is a simple remembrance by a Methodist pastor. 

Returning to Rome after he had been vindicated by Australia’s High Court, Pell played a quiet but effective role behind ...
01/19/2023
Cardinal George Pell: The Encourager | George Weigel

Returning to Rome after he had been vindicated by Australia’s High Court, Pell played a quiet but effective role behind the scenes, encouraging the defenders of Catholic orthodoxy to think through the requisites for a more vibrant Catholic future.

George Pell was a courageous man who “en-couraged” others—who gave others courage, or, perhaps better, drew out of others the courage they did not know lay within them.

Gone are the days when theologians and pastors led the Church. Now, we are shepherded by bureaucrats and managerial type...
01/19/2023
The Church of England's Empty Gesture | Calvin Robinson

Gone are the days when theologians and pastors led the Church. Now, we are shepherded by bureaucrats and managerial types. | Calvin Robinson

The Church of England claims to be “Christ centered, Jesus shaped,” but not only does she no longer practice what she preaches, she rarely even preaches it.

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Michael Heinlein’s new biography captures the character of the remarkable churchman, Cardinal Francis George, with exceptional insight and skill.
Dante did the unthinkable: He translated a mystic pilgrimage to the stars (a perfect subject for Latin) into the language of the flesh and body and mud and blood.
Be silent. Hush. Take up the sound of ooze
like oil from olives that the presses bruise.
Or be the sound of fresh baked loaves, the sound
of seeds beneath the stony, sun-packed ground.
Classical education is on the rise! Mark Bauerlein and Jason Baxter discuss:
When Christendom splintered and was nearly overrun by the Moors, few would have predicted the spiritual Renaissance soon to be advanced by humanistic Jesuits and others, or the extraordinary mission to the New World, or the abundance of saints.
Understanding the theological, moral, and epistemological gulf that often exists between first- and second-generation Muslim immigrants is key to understanding the nuanced positions within the American Muslim community.
Francis George was a good and faithful servant. And Michael Heinlein has written a biography worthy of his life.
Dante is constantly code-switching from a classical in-the-head way of speaking to one that is more in-the-blood and in-the-nerves.
For many Muslims today Islam is less a religion with truth claims about the nature of God and mankind’s relationship to him than an aggrieved identity group among other identity groups.
Mark and Robert Jackson discuss the growth of classical education, and some opportunities for teachers administrators to develop their schools.
Tate‘s alleged conversion to Islam was a pathetic attempt to borrow credibility from a worldview that he hopes will help him cosplay as an ancient warlord rather than a promiscuous p**n peddler.
Subscribe to the First Things YouTube channel to watch the latest trailers, video essays, event recordings, and much more!

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The Ozarks ain’t Scotland, and there’s no Macduff waiting in the wings. Turns out you can keep wading through that river of blood all the way to the other side, and it just doesn’t matter if the damned spot can’t be scrubbed off.
“Identity Politics: Guilt and the Scapegoat”

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In our postmodern culture, our gaze has turned completely inward. We now see blasphemy as a crime against our new god: the self.
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