Seek the Peace of the City

By John Bauerschmidt Alasdair MacIntyre’s 1981 book, After Virtue, was published in the same year I began my seminary training, and I owe it an intellectual debt. McIntyre’s analysis of “The Enlightenment pr... Read More...

Sacramental Discipline

By Sam Keyes When the news came that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone had barred Speaker Nancy Pelosi from Holy Communion, I wondered how quickly Episcopal bishops would scramble over one another to declare t... Read More...

Hot Takes on Abortion Are Making Us Stupid

By Jonathan Mitchican The United States Supreme Court’s recent decision not to stop a Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks from going into effect has generated worry and ire from people you might not expect. The notoriously conservative Wall Street... Read More...

The Virtues of Professional Wrestling

By Neil Dhingra In terms of book-length philosophical studies of professional wrestling, Douglas Edwards’s thoroughly enjoyable Philosophy Smackdown (2020) claims to be “the first of its kind,” which makes m... Read More...

Conservative Cradle Episcopalians

By Margaret Will Covenant published two articles on public figure Tucker Carlson in 2017 and 2019. Both examined his conservative Republican visibility in the left-leaning Episcopal Church. While I enjoy Carlson’s television presence, his age, which is clos... Read More...

Comfort Food

Mark 6:30–8:26 By Eugene R. Schlesinger With these verses we approach the mid-point at the Gospel of Mark, where Jesus will ask his disciples, and, by extension, us: “Who do you say that I am?” Mark’s Gospe... Read More...