Tag: Benedict Option

ACF PoMoCon #10: The Benedict Option

 

Folks, here’s a podcast for the weekend–my conversation with Rod Dreher on traditional conservatism’s new moment. We talk about his books, about Christian communities facing the Pink Police State (hat tip to our friend James Poulos) and the need to retrieve pre-modern resources for communities of faith. We also talk about what Rod has learned from Christians surviving communism (hat tip to our friend @FlaggTaylor).

Russell Moore vs. the Media

 

I was fortunate enough to be invited to an event sponsored by The Trinity Forum here in Nashville, TN. Rod Dreher (The Benedict Option), Russell Moore (Onward), and Sister Mary Magdalene (Professor of Theology at Aquinas College) had a very engaging and enlightening conversation about how Christians should live in a post-Christian America. One of the most memorable moments was when Russell Moore described a typical exchange with a journalist:

The first question is about sexuality.

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Fr. Dwight Longenecker is a man I greatly admire. He was raised as an Evangelical Protestant in Pennsylvania, graduated from the fundamentalist Bob Jones University, studied at Oxford University, and was ordained as an Anglican priest. Finding that he and the Anglicans were on divergent paths, he converted to Catholicism and is now an ordained […]

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Pat Buchanan has a fine piece over at The American Conservative on civil disobedience, and how it’s now likely to come from the conservative side of the political perspective. Here’s his intro paragraphs:  The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol. Calling the […]

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An interesting view of what lies ahead of us by the Chairman of The Latin Mass Society of England, Dr. Joseph Shaw: In any case, St Benedict wasn’t running away from an oppressive state. Had there been a state wanting to stamp out monasticism, he would have been a sitting duck. The Protestant rulers of […]

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