I suspect that most agree with this basic principle, this core assumptions of modern democratic life: pregnancies should be, with rare and rarely charming exceptions, planned.
“The incarnation is God’s self-inculturation in this world.” —The 1989 York Statement, “Down to Earth: Liturgical Inculturation and the Anglican Communion” “Anglicanism can thus be seen as the embrace and ce... Read More...
"The truth is no coward. The truth does not need the law. The truth does not need the force of government."
Monasticism was born, not out of the moral or governmental failures of a late Roman state, but (ironically) out of Christian political success.
The Benedict Option is likely the best possible way forward for Christian social conservatives: it provides a new vision in place of disillusionment, refocuses them on local culture-making, and invites them to recover a longer Christian collective memory. If these things happen on a large scale, praise the Lord.
At the deepest level, the world needs for the Church to “be the Church.”
I have eagerly awaited Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option. Is Dreher right, or is he just telling people like me what we want to hear instead of what we need to hear?
Rather than sweeping doctrinal differences under the rug, Eighth Day Institute seeks to focus its ecumenism on the theological riches of ancient Christianity, which Christians of both East and West can claim as their heritage.