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TIC: Bob Stacey on Kirk’s Moral Imagination

The “moral imagination” goes beyond our personal, individual experiences to help us fathom the depths of human dignity in light of God’s creation… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Robert Stacey as he explores the moral imagination, as understood by Russell Kirk, and it’s role in rolling…

via Russell Kirk and the Moral Imagination — The Imaginative Conservative

The Devil’s Abyss: America’s Descent Into Progressivism — The Imaginative Conservative

As if to create the cruelest irony possible, as the terrorist ideologies arose, Americans surrendered their own republican inheritance, their own Augustinian and Puritan caution, and their traditionally humane morality to the new god: “Progress.” It was nothing less than a new faith… 1,270 more words

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Rush’s GRACE UNDER PRESSURE, Age 34 Today

My favorite Rush album has been, at least going back to April 1984, Grace Under Pressure. I realize that among Rush fans and among prog fans, this might serve as a contentious choice. My praise of GUP is not in any way meant to denigrate any other Rush albums. Frankly, I love them all. Rush […]

via Rush’s GRACE UNDER PRESSURE at 34 — Progarchy

Progressive American Imperialism: A Malicious Addiction — The Imaginative Conservative

Our heritage of foreign intervention is a new one, an innovation introduced by the progressives. To imagine a clean and humane progressivism is, simply, a fool’s errand. 1,532 more words

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The Architecture of Servitude and Boredom — TIC

Do we descend steadily, and now somewhat speedily, toward a colossal architecture of unparalleled dreariness, and a colossal state of unparalleled uniformity? Will all of us labor under a profound depression of spirits because of the boring and servile architecture about us? 4,809 more words

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The Forthcoming Tolkien Book?

(C) John Howe I deliberately withheld writing about this news at any point yesterday, as the annual pranking event of April Fool’s took over the internet. In order to ensure this was no typical joke, the rumoured whispers from distant shores seem to have declared the potential release of a “Tolkien Book” in August […]

via Are we looking at a New Tolkien Book on The Fall of Gondolin? — A Tolkienist’s Perspective

The Garden Redeemed: A Quiet Saturday

from the cross

The removal.

Joseph of Arimathaea came and took the body away. He was joined by Nicodemus, who brought with him a mixture of myrrh and aloes. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen cloth according to Jewish burial customs.
 
And at the place where he had been crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a tomb.
 
Before evening and the beginning of the Sabbath, they laid His body in the tomb.
 
There, in a garden. . . a garden once fallen, now redeemed and sanctified.
Having completed his holy duty to the Savior, Joseph took the cup of the Last Supper, carrying it secretly to the Blessed Isles in the northern most part of the empire.  There, at a hill of glass, he buried it, a chalice to be pursued one day by a Celtic warrior named Arthur who would be armed with a sword given to him by The Lady of the Lake.
Bestowing her favor upon the young king, the Lady also offered the Celt a true symbol of grace, the chalice of life.  Whoever honored it would bring about a second spring.  The unbought grace of life and the destruction of all that was tenebrous.
 
 
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