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Volume 16, Issue 1:

Irony

Masthead

Thema: Ironies of Laughter

Douglas Jones ponders funnies.

" We also have to ask why we would consider superiority itself to be funny. Why would delighting in power over something make us laugh? That sounds so tediously secular. Modern secularism is obsessed with power, power relations, fear of power, getting-in power, uncovering power, market power, sleeping with power, power lunches, power moves, empowering power, power tools, and power-ade. They have only this one key on their piano. Secularists force everything into power categories, oblivious to how tiresome that is. "

The Supporting Cast:

Sharpening Iron: Letters to the Editor
From Us, From You

The Cretan Times: New News
Douglas Jones

Flotsam: Jetsam
Circus Bear - Nathan Wilson

Presbyterion: On Church Government
Dealing with Slander - Douglas Wilson

Musica: On Perky Tunes
Gloria in Excelsis - Duck Schuler

Husbandry: For Husbands
Of His Flesh, And of His Bones - Douglas Wilson

Femina: For Wives
Daughters in Sports - Nancy Wilson

Childer: On Childrearing
The Medicine Chest - Douglas Wilson

Ex Libris
Under the Banner of Heaven - Woelke Leithart

Stauron
Stains and Chains - Gary Hagen

Virga: On Discipline
Attention Disorders - Matt Whiltling

Tohu: Bohu
Psalms, For Reals - Jared Miller

Liturgia: on Worship
Sacraments are Rituals - Peter Leithart

Doctrine 101: Basic Christian Teaching
Spiritual Mavericks - Patch Blakey

Meander: A River in Greece
Cool Ovens Cook No Biscuits - Douglas Wilson

Cave of Adullam: Mutterings Regnant
Howard Dean

Eschaton: Finale
Three Questions - Jack Van Deventer

Footnotes, Etc.: Where We Got All This
Our Wonderful Sources

Ex Imagibus
The Passion of the Christ - Nathan Wilson

Counterpoint
David Brooks Interview - Douglas Jones

 

Fiction:

Similitudes: Stories with a Point
A Hunting Party - Douglas Wilson


"He looked down and was surprised to see that he had drawn his sword. What should he do now? His guide had abandoned him. Shouldn’t he follow Beow? Wasn’t he supposed to stay on the path, always west ? How was he supposed to find the dragon by himself?’"

Pictura: A Story, not too Long
Stalingrad - Nathan Wilson


" I knew a girl once whose mother had sent her brother outside to eat ants. She had apparently grown weary of his softness. He had not been allowed back inside until he had filled a quota of black driveway ants, a breed I have not tried. She seemed to think that it worked. The mother that is. The girl I once knew wasn’t so sure."

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