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The Christmas King

December 22nd, 2017 by G.

Once upon a time there was a kingdom so orderly that its laws and institutions had all sorts of branchings and variations, like a healthy, growing tree.

One of those odd little variations was the Christmas King. (more…)

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December 22nd, 2017 09:48:25

In Defense of “Mottramism”

April 07th, 2017 by MC


“Mottramism” is a term that Rod Dreher has periodically employed to denote an unreflective acceptance of eccesiastical authority. The term was coined by Mark Cameron, who describes it thus: (more…)

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April 07th, 2017 00:59:39

The Second Parable of Rule

December 15th, 2016 by G.

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These build on each other.  We’ll start with the First Parable of Rule again.


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December 15th, 2016 09:30:33

The New Samaritan

November 17th, 2016 by G.

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My muse has updated the parable of the Good Samaritan.  (more…)

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November 17th, 2016 09:53:34

Up to the Minute Heroes

May 27th, 2016 by G.

A bull was by himself in the corner of the pasture, weakly tossing grass with his horns and lowing softly.  To all appearances he was disconsolate.  A passing fox stopped and watched for a little while.

The fox spoke.  “You are a great bull with many cows and calves and fine pasture.  I see you in excellent health.  What grief can have overcome you in this way?” (more…)

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May 27th, 2016 06:06:46

The Lion and the Jackdaw

October 27th, 2015 by G.

The jackdaw built a nest of motley materials in the grove. It was ramshackle and never finished. On it he put all his treasures, which were of the most varied kind. (more…)

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October 27th, 2015 05:45:22

The Parable of the Laborers

August 27th, 2015 by G.

We usually think the Parable of the Laborers is about repentance.  11th  hour repentance and all that.  It isn’t. (more…)

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August 27th, 2015 07:47:42