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This morning First Things published an excellent piece on St. Dunstan’s Academy by Fr. Jay Thomas of St. Mark’s Anglican in Moultrie, Georgia, titled “Making Men in the Blue Ridge Mountains”:

“As the father of two young boys—and the spiritual father of many more—I am increasingly concerned about the state of young men in our disintegrating society. Our culture is producing adult-sized boys and infantile men. Absent real challenge or adventure and without an established masculine community handing down the rites and responsibilities of maturity, boys are often bereft. They need more than a desk or a sports team. These concerns led me to the Blue Ridge.”

Read the whole thing!