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How One Of King Arthur’s Tales Shows A Vital Masculine Lesson

This article first posted to ROK on 1-15-16

Greetings to the men of ROK, with best wishes for the New Year! I hope Christmastide has gone well for you all. 1,596 more words

As Christianity declines in Europe, churches are put up for sale

This sad story is from the Wall Street Journal.


Two dozen scruffy skateboarders launched perilous jumps in a soaring old church building here on a recent night, watched over by a mosaic likeness of Jesus and a solemn array of stone saints.

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On Impiety And The Passion Of The Lord

This article first posted to ROK on 3-25-16

This week we continue on the theme of impiety, with a bit longer article in honor of the Sacred Triduum. 2,095 more words

Pious Aeneas And A Passiontide Reflection On Impiety

This article first posted to ROK on 3-18-16

We’ll take break from philosophy for a while, since the times have now brought us to the holiest days of the Christian year. 1,494 more words

Exposed rumps...Ronovan writes weekly poetry haiku challenge

Phew! Ronovan gave us a pair  of tough nuts to deal with this week ‘fray and veiled.’

Here’s my little take on it below.

The veiled nun admonished in soft tones. 14 more words


"God Eternal And Immortal, Humbled Himself And Was Made Man" from a letter by Jan Huss

This excerpt from a letter by the martyr Jan Huss to the Bohemians in 1412 celebrates the incarnation of Christ. He encouraged the persecuted brethren to meditate on Jesus’ gracious and faithful work, and of their unique identity as a holy people in Him. 374 more words


The Mystical View of Prayer

A few weeks ago James Gordon from Wheaton College came to visit us at our weekly Analytic Theology seminar. He presented an insightful paper title “The Mystical View of Prayer: Friedrich Schleiermacher in Dialogue with Analytic Theology.” Yes you may be wondering…. 915 more words