Christianity and the traditional family are the two things that stand in the way of a complete victory for progressivism. Thus, progressives are doing everything in their power to stamp out or subvert both institutions. I recently saw a meme on Twitter that provides a good example of how our progressive elites are subverting Christianity to help it advance their agenda. [Read more…] about Subverting Christianity
The secular world has a low opinion of Christians. They view Christianity as a retrograde force that makes society worse by opposing sexual license and (in their view) slowing the progress of science.
They also believe Christians are all hypocrites—that we encourage a life of holiness but that in private we are worse than other people. As I write this, the progressives are rejoicing over a prominent American Christian who was allegedly a member of the internet adultery site Ashley Madison.
There is some truth to the secular critique. Christians have lost the idea that we are warriors for Christ. It has been replaced with the idea that God is some sort of cosmic Santa Claus that is going to admit everyone to heaven if they were “nice.” This view has affected how we lead our lives. We are not disciplined. We don’t lead lives of genuine holiness. If anything, we are only slightly better than our peers.
If we are going to change society, we are going to have to change ourselves. Part of this is reclaiming the idea of spiritual combat. [Read more…] about Spiritual Combat
Pope Francis is an enigma. On the one hand, he is known for ambiguous statements such as “who am I to judge?” that can be interpreted completely in line with traditional Catholic teachings, but which can also interpreted as signaling a relaxation of those teachings. On the other hand, he mentions Satan frequently—more so than any other pope I am familiar with. It makes me ask the question, what is Pope Francis up to? [Read more…] about What Is Pope Francis Up To?
In his book, The Way of Men, author Jack Donovan talks about the founding of Rome by the brothers Romulus and Remus. Although the founders were very rough characters—they were really leaders of a gang—one of the first things that they did was establish a cult of worship. In other words, spirituality was one of their first concerns. [Read more…] about Masculine Spirituality