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Herodotus (Full Lecture)

The first great historian of western civilization; the voice of Greek patriotism.

11 Hebrew Themes and Begin Greeks (Full Lecture)

My thoughts on Jewish contributions to Western Civ, the West and the East defined, and beginning of discussion of the Greeks and patriotism.

Covenant, Law, and Kingship among the Ancient Hebrews (Full Lecture)

Full lecture from my third Western Heritage class of the semester, covering the stories of Abraham and David.  Too quickly!

Imagination and Conservatism (TIC)

J.R.R._TolkienThis morning at The Imaginative Conservative: Imagination and Conservatism.
Or, why the ONLY legitimate conservatism is an imaginative conservatism.
 

C.S. Lewis: Christian or Pagan? (TIC)

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Lewis’s Best Work.

This morning at The Imaginative Conservative, I ask the question: was C.S. Lewis truly a Christian, or was he just a pagan who accepted Christ as a part of pantheon?

Northern Irishman C.S. Lewis holds such an important place in the hearts, minds, and souls of American Protestants that it’s almost absurd. Few in the Christian world at large—but especially those among and within Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism—question Lewis’ views with anything remotely approaching the descriptive critical, and while some American churches have immortalized him in stained glass, others teach his works as though a twentieth-century sequel to the Bible. One prominent American evangelical even claims a sort of visitation by Lewis after Lewis’ passing from this Mortal Coil in late November 1963. Others, such as Chuck Colson of Watergate infamy, shame Professor Lewis as well, and one of the most popular books among young Christians, A Severe Mercy, details a wealthy and selfish young man who finds Lewis and remakes his world toward the Christian.
 

Yes, how cool is this?  My beautiful and brainy wife hanging out with the Uber-awesome Tom Woods.  Very, very cool, indeed.  Topic: Laura Ingalls Wilder.

This morning/today, I have a piece at The American Conservative introducing a 26-year old band as America’s greatest rock band. Please check it out. And, note, there’s nothing political in the article, despite the venue. So, humans of… Read More

Welcome to All Things Glass Hammer (TAC) — Progarchy

The apocalyptic vision in science fiction is akin to the memento mori in mediaeval art. It reminds us of the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. 1,257 more words via Apocalyptic Visions: Faith, Reason, & Science Fiction… Read More

Apocalyptic Visions: Faith, Reason, & Science Fiction — The Imaginative Conservative

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