The links below are from a series that appeared on Front Porch Republic recently. Susannah Black contributes to the argument for an older understanding of politics, the common good, and order. (Plus, there are references to Althusius, so it has to be good.)
By Carlos Flores at Public Discourse. Fiscal conservatives, don’t be too quick to move on from social issues; they have fiscal impacts.
By “Johnny” at Granola Shotgun. This one is not actually about religion, but what is the state’s “religion?” Read to see.
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.”
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.
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.”