Tag Archives: apocalypse

How does a church collapse?

From The Sun Also Rises: “How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.” Thankfully I’ve never been bankrupt but I’ve seen it play out in the lives and businesses of others. “Gradually and then suddenly” is how it happens: there is the long slow deficit in funds which […]

Book Review: Walker Percy’s Love In the Ruins

Love in the Ruins, an apocalyptic comedy, was published in 1971 and takes place in what then would have been the “near future” of the early 1990’s. The place is Louisiana. The good old USA finds itself in a state of decline as liberals fight it out with conservatives, black guerrillas fight against whites, hippies living […]