Wholly Orders

Wholly Orders


Latest Episodes

Credo, Part 2: Large Poems (S2E10)
September 06, 2019

A meditation on the leap of faith as a poetic response to the ineffable ground of being. Faith relates to reason much as poetry to prose.

Credo, Part 1: Small Answers (S2E9)
August 01, 2019

The leap of faith as a disposition toward being, vs scientific or ideological reductionism. A meditation on "small answers," wholeness, and the credo.

“Don’t talk about Catholicism”: Poetic Vision & Catholic Tradition (S2E8)
June 14, 2019

I respond to those who would like me to talk only about poetry and philosophy, not about Catholicism.

Against Ideology, Part 2: My Personal Metanoia (S2E7)
May 20, 2019

The second in a two-part discussion critical of ideology. I discuss a personal metanoia that helped me to overcome ideological thinking.

Against Ideology, Part 1: Ideology vs Philosophy (S2E6)
May 20, 2019

The first in a two-part discussion critical of ideology as inadequate to the tasks of philosophy. Ideology is a false substitute for philosophy.

A World in a Grain of Sand: The Poetic & the Sacred, Part 2 (S2E5)
May 01, 2019

Second in a two-part meditation on the relationship of the poetic, the sacred, & Enlightenment. References: Hopkins, Sherrard, Raine, and Blake.

A World in a Grain of Sand: The Poetic & the Sacred, Part 1 (S2E4)
April 30, 2019

The first in a two-part meditation on the poetic, the sacred, and the Enlightenment. With references to William Blake and Nicolás Gómez Dávila.

My Harvard Talk: Recovering Poetic Vision in a Technological Age (S2E3)
April 19, 2019

In this episode I read afresh the talk that I gave at Harvard Divinity School on 3 November 2018. The title of the talk was "Recovering Poetic Vision in a Technological Age."

Keep Calm and Do Not Immanentize the Eschaton (Season 2, Episode 2)
March 15, 2019

This is the second in a two-part introduction to season two. After addressing the loss of mystery, I clarify my position on ideology.

Recovering Sacred Tradition (Season 2, Episode 1)
March 15, 2019

The first in a two-part introduction to season two. This season will deepen our focus on the sacred religious tradition in connection with the same goals and aims of last season.