Is AI Magic?

My recent Substack article, “Paul Kingsnorth Was Correct: Why I Changed My Mind About AI,” has raised numerous questions from thoughtful readers. When I claim that AI is demonic, does that entail…

How I Lost and Rediscovered the Joys of Reading

I grew up in an environment of books. Not only was my father a writer and editor, but he also owned a publishing house and a bookstore.  Sometimes after school I would…

She Walks in Beauty

“She walks in beauty, like the night.”  Thus begins Lord Byron’s famous poem. Reader’s Digest lists “She Walks in beauty” as #3 in their list of Famous English Poems. The website Discover Poetry puts it…

I Started a Substack

In case anyone didn’t get the memo, I recently started a Substack called The Epimethean. In one of my recent offerings, “When the Machine Stops, We Still Have Each Other,” I explored how…

America and the Collapse of Politics

How Raw Power Became the New Politics, How Nihilism Became the New Progressivism, and How Progressivism Became the New Conservatism In the March/April 2023 issue of Touchstone, Adam MacLeod described the ideological…

The Myth of Alexander Dugin

Today I read Michael Millerman’s First Things article on Alexander Dugin, and listened to Rusty Reno’s interview with Millerman, after being repeatedly encouraged by a family member to delve more deeply into the…

Politics isn’t as Important as You Think

In a 2021 article on the January 6th insurrection, I made some observations about “the political illusion,” that I’d like to share again here. The “political illusion” is the idea that all…

Using Cultural Apologetics and Story-Telling to Reclaim The Beauty of Struggle

Struggle is good. It is through struggle that you and I become the sort of people we are, and it is through struggle that we form the attitudes and dispositions that eventually…

How Christian Teachers Can Address the Information Literacy Crisis

In an earlier article I explored how some high school teachers are abandoning writing as a teachable skill. Why require students to master the craft of essay writing when ChatGPT can produce content…

Caesar’s Authority

Now that the film, The Essential Church (a hash of anti-intellectual Protestant propaganda and personality worship camouflaged in sickening pseudo-spirituality) is available on Prime, it seems a fitting time to re-post my…

I’ve Started a Substack

Dear Readers, I wanted to let you know that I started a Substack. Over the years I’ve been quite impressed with their publishing platform and how it’s integrated with email, so I…

How De-humanizing Art Parodies the Sacramental Vision

Readers of this blog will know that I write quite a bit about art. One of the rewarding aspects of my recent project with Ancient Faith was the opportunity to tie together…


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