Why “The Benedict Option” Is Not Enough to Save Christian Culture

“There is some criticism of me for being alarmist,” author Rod Dreher noted last night at the Union League Club in New York, where hundreds gathered for the launch of his new book, The Benedict Option, but he wasn’t backing down an inch. “I am alarmist about the state of our culture and our civilization and of the Church within it.” He means what he call the “small-o” orthodox Christian community. “If you aren’t alarmed, you aren’t paying attention.” Even Christians at evangelical colleges, he notes, know very little of classical Christianity, as the latest phase of the sexual revolution