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    Archive for March, 2018

    Saturday, March 31st, 2018

    “Kirk first encountered the Shroud while offhandedly visiting the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista in Torino, Italy, in 1957 when he attended a Mont Pelerin Society conference. Here, he claimed, he encountered the face of God. “The face was wondrously distinct, almost accurate as a plaster death mask: a strong face, composed in death, with […]

    Holy Saturday

    Saturday, March 31st, 2018

    Nyssa, Tolkien, and Gibson By killing Jesus, Satan had swallowed God’s bait. He didn’t know he had swallowed the Godhead, thereby inviting Full Being into his fortress of nothingness and bringing about the ontological fall of his nothingness. In the words of St. Gregory of Nyssa: “The Godhead hid under the covering of our human […]

    Friday, March 30th, 2018

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    Good Friday

    Friday, March 30th, 2018

    Thursday

    Thursday, March 29th, 2018

    Lew Rockwell has run two Christocentric pieces these past two days: Does The Celestial-Geophysical-Historical Time Clock Provide Evidence For An Easter Crucifixion & Resurrection? What is the connection between personal freedom and rising from the dead? I haven’t had a chance to read the second one, but it looks promising. The Jewish atheist Murray Rothbard […]

    Maundy Thursday

    Thursday, March 29th, 2018

    “[I]n the agony of Gethsemane the ultimate consequences of our sin had their hour. . . . God permitted his Son to taste the human agony of rejection and plunge towards the abyss. . . Gethsemane was the hour in which Jesus’ human heart and mind experienced the ultimate odium of the sin he was […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

    Miscellany A lot of people brought gifts to Marie’s birthday party. I was impressed by the assortment of unusual, small gifts that she received. There were plenty of wine bottles (my standard present) and gift certificates, which are always cool, but also lottery tickets (she won $10), decorative socks, body lotions, beer with personal customized […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling The saddest story of the week: “The police officer who died after taking the place of a hostage in France was a practising Catholic who had ‘experienced a genuine conversion’ around 2008.” Link. Maximilian-Kolbe stuff, but here, the killer wasn’t a Nazi but a jihadist. Shocker. The Norbertines have broken ground on a […]

    Monday

    Monday, March 26th, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling Welcome to Holy Week 2018. It hasn’t been a great Lent for me, so I’m trying to double down this week. I’m reading nothing but religious works, with focus on Romano Guardini’s The Lord. If you don’t have that book, you should. It’s remarkable. I feel like Jack Kerouac, who one time vowed […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, March 24th, 2018

    Miscellaneous Rambling I pass along a lot of historical, political, and religious podcast recommendations, but I’m not sure I’ve ever recommended a fun podcast. So here goes: The Conspirators. The podcaster, Nate Hale (an entirely fictional identity), does a great job of painting eerie pictures of mysterious episodes over the past few hundred years. PG-13 […]

    Friday

    Friday, March 23rd, 2018

    BYCU A TDE reader alerted me to this story in the Wall Street Journal that interests me on many levels: Drinkers Go Crazy for Gin, Investors for Tonic. Regular TDE readers know I’ve been on a big gin-and-tonic kick ever since my trip to London in November 2016. It turns out, I’m not the only […]

    Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

    YouTube is planning a “Karate Kid” series that follows the characters 34 years later. The show is entitled “Ralph Macchio’s Mortgage Is Due.” Conan Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

     


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