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Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1963

PROCLAMATION 3560 : THANKSGIVING DAY. NOVEMBER 5, 1963. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION: Over three centuries ago, our forefathers in Virginia and in Massachusetts, far from home in a lonely wilderness, set aside a … Continue reading

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Commitment, Continuity, and Conversation

The particular spirituality of the Appalachian Riders For Our Lady is based on our three foundational principles of commitment, continuity and conversation in addition to the general Catholic evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, obedience and stability adapted to a lay … Continue reading

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Solzhenitsyn and Modern Literature

From a 1990 article, on¬†Solzhenitsyn and Modern Literature: In a narrower context, August 1914 in its new augmented form is simply a great historical novel, one of the great narratives of public and private life in the twentieth century. In … Continue reading

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The Redemption of Suffering

Over at The Roman Road in 2011, there was an excellent little series on the theology of suffering, a topic dear to my heart from years of preaching/encouraging in a devotional service at a local nursing home. It is also … Continue reading

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Evangelical Unitarians

Hutchens wrote, on Touchstone blog in 2008, about Losing God the Father: ….In the paths I travel I have heard from time to time some muted remarks about the tendency of Evangelicals to direct their worship to Jesus rather than … Continue reading

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Scandal and Reconciliation

While heresy takes various forms, I’m inclined to view all heresy as having an underlying unity: opposition to the Incarnation. ¬†As is written in 1 John 4:2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that … Continue reading

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How the West Really Lost God

In anticipation of the April release of Mary Eberstadt’s book ‘How the West Really Lost God’ here’s an extract from her article with the same name, from which the book grew: And therein lies a real defect with the conventional … Continue reading

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