What is Chivalry? (Part 3)

Religion is a word and category that has come under considerable criticism over the last few centuries. And this, not merely by atheists or secularists, but by modern Christians, scholars, pastors and theologians. By and large the effort has been to "freshen-up" the feeling and "face" of Christianity¬†in particular, and make it more amenable to... Continue Reading →

Church Music

Many of us have probably experienced something of the "worship wars" which exist as an unfortunate accident in the history of the Church. Whether in Protestant or Catholic settings; whether it's over an organ, piano, guitar or (God forbid) a drum-set; it seems the subject of church music always brings with it strong opinions and... Continue Reading →

Nature a Temple

I've been thinking a good deal lately about how medieval Christians understood the natural world they lived in. With much of the contemporary discourse on ecological concerns (and even "eco-theology"), I think it is helpful to gather insights from the wisdom of our Christian ancestors. Kenelm Digby, that excellent scholar of medieval Christianity, has unearthed... Continue Reading →

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