Winter 2016 | Volume 34, Issue 4
This issue of Comment will explore how constraints—properly constituted—are integral to freedom and to a good society. In continuation of our anti-revolutionary approach, we're not keen to exchange one form of bondage for another just because it calls itself "freedom." In this edition of Comment we invite readers to take the time to step back and evaluate these cultural jigs and consider the ways they help us live, or hinder us from living, skilled lives.
Editorial: Cultural Jigs
Finite creatures can find freedom in good constraints.
An annotated reading of your world.
Headquarters: Cardus Education Survey
Updates from Cardus on the renewal of social architecture.
Jigs for Marriage and Celibacy
You can't die to yourself by yourself.
A Story Called Rest
Can we imagine a society where Sabbath constrains our clamorous desires?
Rejigging Christian Culture
The demolition of cultural scaffolding made room for invisible cages.
Millennials and the Military
Who wants to sign up for a war that can never be won?
By the Book
If prayer is a craft, we shouldn't be ashamed to learn from the masters.
The Will is Not Enough
Why we need to think less about our phones and more about our practices.
The Church as Jig
What would it mean to resurrect the idea of a "Christian society"?
Cleaning Dishes as a Revolutionary Act
"Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes."—P.J. O'Rourke
The Commons: Designed Isolation
It's difficult to love what we can't see.