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A Review of the Benedict Option.

A Review of Rod Dreher, The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation (New York, NY: Sentinel, 2017) by Ryan Setliff. [originally published on November 2018] Here’s the Cliff Notes’ version of the Benedict Option; in case you missed the apologetic for the monastic trap; simply put, it’s a failed strategy of […]

Boredom, despair, and nihilism?

Boredom, civil strife, despair, and nihilism are the fruit of anti-civilization. In his poem The Hollow Man, T.S. Eliot wrote, “This is the way the world ends: Not with a bang but with a whimper.” Nevertheless the ancient light from the past as well as the faith of our forefathers gives us hope to escape […]

Why Restoration of Tradition is Invigorating

โ€œIn a revolutionary epoch, sometimes men taste every novelty, sicken of them all, and return to ancient principles so long disused that they seem refreshingly hearty when they are rediscovered.โ€โ€•Russell Kirk, ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ: ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜Œ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ต Western man has wrestled precariously with the last few centuries of Enlightenment’s obsession with rationality and naked […]