Author Archives: Jim Langcuster

About Jim Langcuster

A Southern late-Baby Boomer whose post-retirement focus is on building a post-racial, post-Confederate Southern regional identity. If the election of 2016 underscored one thing, it is that this country is intractably divided and that radical devolution of power to localities and states is the only way to save the American Union.

A Very Unorthodox 2018 Advent Message

Every so often at around this time, I’ve feel compelled to craft some sort of seasonal message, an Advent message, of sorts. These messages are not only heartfelt but also are intended to express two things: my evolving views on … Continue reading

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Iceberg Morality: The Christian Moral and Ethical Legacy of the West

I have become an avid Twitter follower of Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option, who has offered a lot of thoughtful and valuable insight into the implications of a post-Christian West, particularly in terms of how this is reflected … Continue reading

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Network Binding and the Course of Human History

The naysayers among us may be right: We Homo sapiens may indeed be on the verge of destroying our planet and ourselves over the long run, but we remain singular creatures, at least, in one sense. Unlike every previous hominin … Continue reading

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Toward a New Religious and Secular Fusionism

I often tell friends that everything I learned about life I learned from Star Trek — the Star Trek original series, that is to say — and I say that only half jokingly. My exposure to that series when it … Continue reading

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The Embedded God: A Personal Theology

Introduction Our views of faith and transcendence are undergoing rapid and radical change I was reminded of that recently watching an interview with former Gemini and Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell, one of history’s most celebrated and gifted aviators and explorers … Continue reading

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The Solvents of Faith

I have to say that I found Rod Dreher’s recent musings on the disillusionment with and abandonment of Catholicism by his friend, Tommy Tucker, not only perceptive but also deeply moving and even prescient reading. Indeed, it served as a … Continue reading

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When Parents Push Too Hard

Way back in the 70’s as a adolescent, I learned a valuable life lesson, one that I tried to practice in my own relationship with my two precious daughters as they were growing up: namely, the dangers of pushing kids … Continue reading

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