Religion

Jordan Peterson’s Thinkspot Is a Welcome Social Media Option. Will It Work?

Jordan Peterson’s Thinkspot Is a Welcome Social Media Option. Will It Work?

Why Jordan Peterson's Thinkspot may become a refuge for dissenters.

Taylor Swift’s Soviet Style Humor

Taylor Swift’s Soviet Style Humor

Taylor Swift's most recent music video portrays American Christians as toothless know-nothings. This isn't satire; this is propaganda.

Three Lessons an Ancient Text Can Teach About Human Dignity

Three Lessons an Ancient Text Can Teach About Human Dignity

How much influence should an ancient text have on the way modern people lead their lives?

The Pursuit of Happiness Rightly Understood

The Pursuit of Happiness Rightly Understood

The right to the pursuit of happiness is coherent only in the full theological context of the Declaration of Independence.

Christianity and the Big Bang

Christianity and the Big Bang

When the theory exploded onto the scene in 1927 (first proposed, by the way, by Catholic priest and astronomer Georges Lemaître), it was seen as a blow to atheists and a vindication of Christianity.

Has the Vatican-China Accord Really Made a Difference?

Has the Vatican-China Accord Really Made a Difference?

Has the concordat really made a difference, or has it only empowered the Chinese government to make things worse?

Four Things We Can Learn From the Amish About Technology

Four Things We Can Learn From the Amish About Technology

We all love our tech gadgets. But are the Amish on to something?

Are Children Their Parents' Property?

Are Children Their Parents' Property?

There is a categorical difference between sending your children to the best school you can afford, for example, and altering their genetic code.

What Saint Augustine Would Have Thought of Joel Osteen

What Saint Augustine Would Have Thought of Joel Osteen

These brilliant tweets highlight something important that Joel Osteen gets wrong.

A Slow Learner Looks at Anti-Semitism

A Slow Learner Looks at Anti-Semitism

Sometimes being a slow learner can be a good thing.

Treat Others the Way Chick-fil-A Treats You

Treat Others the Way Chick-fil-A Treats You

Chick-fil-A employees undergo a comprehensive crash course in all things people skills before hitting the floor.

And the Most Sexually Satisfied Group of People Is…

And the Most Sexually Satisfied Group of People Is…

Women are the happiest when they are in equality-loving, feminist-minded relationships, right? That’s the line we’re often told.

The Good Christian Men Will Be out There... Eventually

The Good Christian Men Will Be out There... Eventually

The good men will be out there eventually, they are just taking a very long time to mature.

'Where Do We Get Such Men?'

'Where Do We Get Such Men?'

What building blocks of virtue make up those men, young and old, who sacrifice themselves so that others may live?

What's Behind the Belief in a Soulmate?

What's Behind the Belief in a Soulmate?

It’s not surprising that even at a time when fewer Americans may be turning to God, they are still looking for their one true soulmate.

Two Ways of Dying

Two Ways of Dying

There is another way to die, and to live. 

How the ‘Spiritual but Not Religious’ Are Driving Society’s Civic Decline

How the ‘Spiritual but Not Religious’ Are Driving Society’s Civic Decline

Younger, religiously skeptical generations, who make up the majority of the nonreligious, haven’t realized that religion — unlike spirituality — is about far more than belief. It’s about action.

Are Yoga and Mindfulness in Schools Religious?

Are Yoga and Mindfulness in Schools Religious?

Yoga and mindfulness could become the fourth “R” of public education. But up for debate is whether the “R” in this case stands for relaxation or religion.

Playing With Fire: Are We Witnessing the Death of Europe?

Playing With Fire: Are We Witnessing the Death of Europe?

“Europe is committing suicide.” So it would seem.

The Perils of an Open Mind

The Perils of an Open Mind

How often have you heard someone praised for having an open mind? Pretty often, I’d bet.

Why Notre Dame's Gothic Spire Should Be Rebuilt

Why Notre Dame's Gothic Spire Should Be Rebuilt

Why the modern designs just won't cut it.

The Eco-Gospel According to Saint Greta

The Eco-Gospel According to Saint Greta

Greta and other Western children are given to understand that human beings — they themselves — are the problem.       

A Good Friday Remembrance from the Heart of the Holocaust

A Good Friday Remembrance from the Heart of the Holocaust

An experience in the concentration camp caused one woman to abandon her indifference toward the suffering of Christ.

Why Easter Is Called Easter, and Other Little-Known Facts About the Holiday

Why Easter Is Called Easter, and Other Little-Known Facts About the Holiday

It is important to point out that while the name “Easter” is used in the English-speaking world.

The Loss of Notre Dame Reawakens the Heart of the West

The Loss of Notre Dame Reawakens the Heart of the West

The world has been considering what it would mean to lose one of the masterpieces of medieval Christendom for all time. There is widespread agreement that such a loss would be profound.

Why Can't We Handle Silence?

Why Can't We Handle Silence?

We aren’t meant for this noisy existence. In silence we are forced to confront that which is not right with ourselves, while in noise we escape.

Notre Dame May Be Rebuilt as a Secular Monument

Notre Dame May Be Rebuilt as a Secular Monument

What shape will the cathedral’s renovation take? Who will decide which alterations “improve” on the original?

The Real Problem With Christian Music Isn't That It's Overly Repetitive

The Real Problem With Christian Music Isn't That It's Overly Repetitive

A regular criticism of modern praise and worship music is that it is overly repetitive, but this is a misleading criticism. The real problem runs much deeper than that.

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