The Online Education Cover-Up

>Last year as school districts began offering online education in the wake of Covid-19, most politicians and pundits took for granted that the change would be for the best. Having been trained…

Healing from the Pandemic: Online Presentation on Tuesday April 13

As we face the prospect of getting back to normal in the wake of COVID-19, many of us have questioned if normal is even possible. And most of us are feeling a…

After Tragedy

The Western Tradition has left us a rich legacy of tragic plays, operas, and literature. Through tragedy we see that private actions can trigger public consequences. We also see that public consequences…

Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Leftism

Today is the 230th anniversary of Thomas Paine’s book Rights of Man. This is where political Leftism began. Paine’s legacy now forms the taken-for-granted background for American liberals and “conservatives” alike. Meanwhile,…

Update on Salvo Column

Hi everyone. I want to give a quick update on some of things I’ve been writing at my weekly column at Salvo Magazine. (This column is merely an adjunct of the important…

Gratitude in Life’s Trenches HALF OFF this Friday

We have a lot of exciting news about Gratitude in Life’s Trenches. I am delighted to announce that this Friday, the 5th of March, Ancient Faith is putting on a one-day 50%…

Salvo Offers Opportunity to Explore Gratuity of Liberal Arts

Some of you know that I occasionally publish in Salvo Magazine, and their sister publication Touchstone. I am delighted to announce that I have just accepted a job from Salvo writing weekly…

Right-Wing Violence and the Trump Personality Cult

Since writing this article, I have been the victim of abuse from far-right activists. I would appreciate your prayers, as this has left me sick. For an update on the reaction to…

Racism and Identity Politics in America Today

Following the publication earlier this year of three articles with Salvo Magazine about race and identity politics (see here and here and here), I have received questions about racial issues in America,…

Neoplatonism, Beauty, and the Ascent to God

This is the third post in my series on Neoplatonism. To read earlier posts in the series, click here and here.   St. Augustine: From Manichaeism to Neoplatonism to Christianity From his…

Neoplatonism and Christian Sacramental Theology

During the interwar years, Whittaker Chambers (1901–1961) might have seemed like a normal American communist. Yet he was doing more than merely writing for America’s communist magazines: he was actually a Soviet…

Plato and the Physical Body

Those who have been following my work on Gnosticism, have probably grown used to me referring to Plato in a disparaging way. He is routinely touted as the great proto-Gnostic, the guru…



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This Christmas letter from Ancient Faith authors includes an update on my writing. Just scroll down to Robin Phillips.

Posted by Robin Phillips on Sunday, January 10, 2021

This year has been a year of trouble, ranging from COVID-19 and its aftermath, to civil unrest. The troubles that...

Posted by Ancient Faith Radio on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

In my forthcoming book with Ancient Faith about gratitude, I have a chapter about why it’s important for each of us to...

Posted by Robin Phillips, Author on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

In this recent interview with Ancient Faith, I share some of the personal factors that led me to write Gratitude in Life...

Posted by Robin Phillips on Monday, September 14, 2020