Archimandrite Zacharias on War

This week someone emailed me with the subject line “Let’s debate Russia.” In the body of the email he said, “I support Russia. Let’s set up a show about this.” It wasn’t…

Against Postmillennialism

In pointing out that we can affirm the principle of continuity between this age and the eschatological future, some readers have associated me with postmillennial theories of teachers like Douglas Wilson, Greg…

God’s Rulership is Mediated Through His Saints

From the beginning, God’s rule of the world was not direct but mediated, as Scripture shows Him ruling the world through a court of spiritual beings, or “heavenly hosts.” This is implicit…

How Information Fatigue Leads to Befuddlement…and what to do about it

After the breakout of hostilities in Ukraine, the first two people I spoke with declared confidently that Russia had not actually invaded Ukraine. Another person announced to me that the Ukrainian language…

The Era of Robot Enemies is Now

In 2015, I warned about our society’s imminent readiness to begin sanctioning marriages between humans and robots (see HERE and HERE). That future has now arrived. Well, almost. In her new book  12…

The Ukrainian Invasion and the Problem of Binary Thinking

One of the things I appreciate about the late Mary Midgley’s work is her attention to how myths and symbols influence the popular imagination. She showed that symbols, often in the form…

COVID-19 Brings Factory Mindset to Learning

From my article “School Futures: Questionable Assumptions About Virtual Education”: For politicians and economists who have been trained to think in cost-benefit terms, it has long seemed obvious that institutions of learning…

Modesty and the Irony of Sexual Revolution

In October I blogged about Wendy Shalit’s fascinating suggestion that there is a positive correlation, perhaps even a causal relationship, between modesty and sexual fulfilment. This hypothesis is intriguing because it stands…

The Theology of Art and the Importance of Beauty

Stephanie had been asked to serve as substitute pianist of First Baptist Church shortly after moving to the area for university. When the main pianist at First Baptist broke his leg, Stephanie…

Cancelling Valentine’s Day?

Not only do feminists throughout the world hate Valentine’s Day, but they seek to cancel girls who enjoy romance. Indeed, in the thought of many modern feminists, romantic love is a sexist…

Some Timely Resources

Here are some offerings that may prove useful for some.   How to talk to your teenager about porn. In a recent Salvo post about Billie Eilish’s porn addiction, I ended by…

Letting go of Troubled Thoughts

I’ve started reading The Mystical Marriage: Spiritual Life According to St. Maximos the Confessor, translated and edited by Archimandrite Maximos Constas. I was struck by the following words from Archimandrite Maximos’ Introduction.…



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

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

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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