My coursework is taking up a lot of time, so there will be no Friday Five posts for a little while. In lieu of the Friday Five, enjoy this hymn, “Let all mortal flesh keep silence.” It’s a wonderful one to sing during the Lord’s Supper. It also strikes me as being a manly hymn.
We Abandon Social Conservatism at Our Own Peril
By Carlos Flores at Public Discourse. Fiscal conservatives, don’t be too quick to move on from social issues; they have fiscal impacts.
Our State Religion
By “Johnny” at Granola Shotgun. This one is not actually about religion, but what is the state’s “religion?” Read to see.
Pronouns, Ordinary People, and the War over Reality
By Anthony Esolen, also at Public Discourse. (The Witherspoon Institute provides quality content, I must say.) This piece brings to mind Solzhenitsyn’s admonishment to “live not by lies.”
I’m An English Major Who Just Got Fired As A Barista. Here’s Where I Went Wrong
By David Breitenbeck at The Federalist. He cautions against going to college without a clear understanding of why you’re going. As someone who is currently enrolled at Georgia Tech, I concur with his assessment.
The Sentimentality Trap
This is an excellent essay on poetry and the temptation towards sentimality by Benjamin Myers via First Things. A though-provoking line:
“Sentimentality is really a form of that deadly heresy of Gnosticism, which prefers airy spiritualization to God’s actual creation.”