Clyde Wilson

Clyde Wilson

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WHY? (FREE)

“The task of the civilized intelligence is perpetual salvage.” Why has Western man lost his nerve and his sense?  That is really the only important question of the day.  Everything else  that is happening in the world is merely a by-product of forces occupying the space made by the shrinking of the West. Or I should say “HOW  has  Western man lost his nerve and his sense?”   The Why is always in the deep mystery of God’s time.  The only way we can approach it is in describing the How.  We might then hope to understand a little or...

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 Democratic Discourse

I am not one of those who spends time reading or writing “tweets.”  Life is too short and I am already the victim of too many forms of communication.  However, a friend sent me a “tweet” that arrested my attention as illustrative of the sad state of our “democracy.” The tweeter, upset by President Trump’s apparent  (and ill-advised)  use  of the word “covfefe,” tells the world: “Trump now claims his ‘covfefe’ tweet contained no typos.  This is sociopathy.  He must be impeached ASAP.” Note that this statement is not opinion or argument. It is an imperious demand for a transfer...

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Forty Years in the Wilderness by Clyde Wilson

The Day-Spring from on High By the Rt. Rev. Paul C. Hewett Maitland FL:  Exulon Elite 711 pp.,  $32.99 Many  Christians  long admired the American Episcopal Church, even those without its bonds.  The Anglican faith was orthodox  but with a certain amount of gentlemanly tolerance;  it shared friendly borders with Catholics, Protestants, and  Orthodox, an ecumenical miracle;  it could embrace to a degree the catholic, the evangelical, and the charismatic, and perhaps tame them a little;  its language and music were wonders;  it was associated with many of the greatest achievements and leaders of the English-speaking world;  it gave us...