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Affirming ourselves to death
On being sucked into the Twitter maelstrom.
On this Day: Pope Clement XI
Pope Clement XI died on March 19th, 1721.
Divide et impera
Biden's nomination and the Senate's confirmation are telling.
Friday supper: Roast hake, butterbeans, tomato and coriander
The hake is delicious and needs only the simplest of cooking.
Finding fault, seeking grievance
Not terrible advice, on the whole, but ...
We Are All Liberal Protestants Now
Finding words for a conversation.
The purpose of institutions
The impulse to be a subject would take centuries to disinvent.
Improbable Hagiographies: St. Mary of Egypt
Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa
A story with a happy ending ...
Friday supper: Smoked haddock and chard gratin
Smoked haddock and cream is one of those partnerships that is meant to be.
The real solution to empty churches
The only lasting remedy is evangelisation.
Townes Van Zandt: The Demons that Haunt us All
Townes Van Zandt was the greatest songwriter you never heard of.
Fairness and Equality
On a pair of bills making their ways through Congress.
In confidence …
Living in the Season
Friday supper: Scrambled eggs on toast, purple sprouting broccoli and spiced shrimp
When Christians Lie for Jesus (Even in Defense of Life) Bad Things Happen
In praise of church ladies
Meeting Prince Philip
Leticia Ochoa Adams
Friday Supper – Octave Edition: Ham hock, lentils, leeks and mustard
Speaking of Heretics, Like Menno Simmons