“While somewhat awkward (and perhaps a little macabre), it would be worthwhile for any ecumenical school administration which fires an Orthodox or Catholic convert to ask in the exit interview, “What does it feel like to suffer such a huge loss for your convictions?” I suspect the answer would help the school deal in aContinue reading “Many Classical Christian Schools Have Their Own Sort Of Cancel Culture”
“There’s a certain sort of teenager who simply cannot appreciate the fact that adults—specifically teachers and parents—are reasonable, feeling human beings who respond in realistic ways to insult, abuse, slight, and offense.” -from How To Not Raise Egotists, my latest for CiRCE
“At the moment, it appears movie theaters are on their way out. I think this a shame for the same reasons I think the casualization of church over the last fifty years is a shame.” -from “If We Lose Movie Theaters,” my latest for CiRCE
“In the same way that very few people who have tattoos only have one, very few people trying to buy happiness are trying to buy it for the first time. You try to buy happiness—you buy something— but when it doesn’t make you happy, as opposed to concluding that happiness can’t be bought, you assume it wasContinue reading “Proverbial, Episode 55: Horace the Bear”
“Wellness is a state quite beyond health; a state of being completely free from aches, pains, irritations, stress, anxiety, inflammation, fear, distress, or disquiet. Wellness is not only a condition of bodily perfection, but spiritual perfection, as well, high energy, perfect mental acuity, peace, sexual fulfillment, empowerment, control, contentment. Wellness is a divine state. Continue reading “Against “Wellness””
“Because so many billion-dollar corporations now use mindfulness, leadership, community, passion, and teamwork to describe themselves and their reasons for existing, many Christians now tacitly understand the monetary value which attends an ability to speak of corporate values with familiarity. The more often a classical community hears these words, the more parents believe the point of a classical education isContinue reading “Against “Mindfulness””
I have lately begun rethinking whether I can continue blithely writing letters of recommendation for just any student to attend just any college. My latest for CiRCE is a dialogue in which I mull the matter over.
“I spent three hours on Tik-Tok and made a list of all the perverse things that your child knows about if your child also has a Tik-Tok account.”
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin Little By Little is the latest episode of Proverbial. It briefly touches on a phenomenon I call the “I’m A Good Father” show, wherein a parent who doesn’t do a whole lot of parenting suddenly decides to start.
“There’s always free cheese in a mousetrap, though, and so Christians have blindly gone on for several years now thinking that the ability to edit TV and movies is a real win. Here’s the tin foil hat moment, though: buy DVDs. Stream less. Or at least buy a DVD of A Charlie Brown Christmas so that whenContinue reading “Why VidAngel Isn’t A Win”