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Rod Dreher
May 2010 Archives

Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola researched five pastors — all Protestants — who no longer believe in God, but who are still in the pulpit. In interviewing these closeted non-believing pastors, Dennett and LaScola recognized that there’s a problem […]

Nicholas Carr, in Wired: When first publicized, the findings were greeted with cheers. By keeping lots of brain cells buzzing, Google seemed to be making people smarter. But as Small was careful to point out, more brain activity is not […]

Nicholas Kristof: There’s an ugly secret of global poverty, one rarely acknowledged by aid groups or U.N. reports. It’s a blunt truth that is politically incorrect, heartbreaking, frustrating and ubiquitous: It’s that if the poorest families spent as much money […]

David Mills brilliantly lays into the laziness of people who like to say that they’re “spiritual, but not religious.” Excerpt: It’s one of those easily remembered phrases that work like a “get out of jail free” card for anyone who […]

A short, scary video by Karl Denninger:UPDATE: More cheery economic analysis from the Daily Telegraph’s Edmund Conway: Mervyn King, the Bank of England Governor, summed it up best: “Dealing with a banking crisis was difficult enough,” he said the other […]

A very sad letter from a Dominican brother, used with permission: I spent my pastoral year working at our mission in Mexico, and I also work with Hispanics here in the states. As a cult, La Santa Muerte is growing […]

So says Walid Shoebat, an Arabic speaker who says he found an Arabic-language interview in which Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf — the allegedly liberal/moderate New York imam who wants to build a giant mosque near Ground Zero to make a […]

Holy Hank Hill, this abomination of desolation must have been predicted in Revelation: Mamas, don’t let your cowboys grow up to get girlish bobs. UPDATE: Joe Carter, in the comments thread: Th at is the first time I’ve seen a […]

I blogged earlier today about the desperate situation in Mexico, in which narcotics cartels are supplanting the state in some areas. A reader put on the comments thread a link to a fascinating Small Wars Journal article about the pseudo-religious […]

That’s the question I have as the Assembly of all the “canonical” Orthodox bishops of North America gets underway in New York. As I understand it — and I invite correction if I’m wrong — the Ecumenical Patriarch and the […]