Religion

Why Thomas Merton Renounced Communism: 6 Lessons We Can Learn Today

Why Thomas Merton Renounced Communism: 6 Lessons We Can Learn Today

In an age where individuals are increasingly falling for socialist nostrums, Thomas Merton provides timeless lessons about why people choose bankrupt ideologies such as communism.   

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Advice for a World Plagued by Chaos and Victimhood

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Advice for a World Plagued by Chaos and Victimhood

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago offers some poignant advice for dealing with the friction in today's society.

Jordan Peterson and His Enemies

Jordan Peterson and His Enemies

The Canadian psychologist has set off left-wing ideological Geiger counters around the world, and for good reason.

Silicon Valley’s New ‘Woke’ Code of Conduct Offers an Unexpected Twist

Silicon Valley’s New ‘Woke’ Code of Conduct Offers an Unexpected Twist

The story of the new progressive Code of Conduct for project in Silicon Valley and one group of developers who are fighting back.

The American Descent Into Uncivil War

The American Descent Into Uncivil War

Civil wars happen when there is a profound philosophical incompatibility inside a nation.

Owning Your Guilt: Why Everyone Must Learn to Do It

Owning Your Guilt: Why Everyone Must Learn to Do It

Face up to the harm you have caused and you have taken the first step out of hell and into heaven.

How the U.S. is Funding Boy Rape

How the U.S. is Funding Boy Rape

Are American tax dollars enabling the most deplorable sexual abuse imaginable?

‘Truth’ is ‘Disrespectful of Diversity’ Says Alberta Department of Education

‘Truth’ is ‘Disrespectful of Diversity’ Says Alberta Department of Education

Can a society which welcomes diversity find room in its group hug to embrace truth?

Why Marriage Needs Strong Community to Survive

Why Marriage Needs Strong Community to Survive

It isn't just about "happily ever after." It's about community, and the lack of it is tearing our marriages apart.

Why Atheists Are Not as Rational as Some Like to Think

Why Atheists Are Not as Rational as Some Like to Think

The problem that any rational thinker needs to tackle is that the science increasingly shows that atheists are no more rational than theists.

C.S. Lewis and the Lavender Inner Ring

C.S. Lewis and the Lavender Inner Ring

What would C.S. Lewis say about the assertion that a "gay mafia" controls the Vatican?

Three Ways We ‘Screwtape’ Our Families

Three Ways We ‘Screwtape’ Our Families

C.S. Lewis' demon Screwtape is a wily one... and those in families can be especially prone to falling into his trap.

Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis: PA AG Says He Has Evidence That Vatican Knew

Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis: PA AG Says He Has Evidence That Vatican Knew

In response to the Viganò Testimony, Pennsylvania Attorney General weighs in with even more damaging news for the Vatican. 

Pedophilia & the Pope: Did He Cover It Up?

Pedophilia & the Pope: Did He Cover It Up?

In his 11-page account, Viganò ultimately calls for the resignation of Pope Francis and alleges that the Pontiff actually played a role in the cover-up of McCarrick’s decades of sexual abuse, covering for him “to the bitter end”.

Why Chesterton Appreciated Paganism

Why Chesterton Appreciated Paganism

As Chesteron saw it, the problem with the young people of England in the 1930's was not that they were pagans, but that they had lost all vestige of paganism.  

Soulmate Marriage: An Unrealistic Goal?

Soulmate Marriage: An Unrealistic Goal?

Is it time we abandon our unrealistic expectations of marriage?

What Putin is Doing Right... and What the West is Not Doing at All

What Putin is Doing Right... and What the West is Not Doing at All

Putin is promoting the very thing that the West has abandoned.

Liberation Theology: How Competing Claims of Being on God’s Side Are Testing Our Social Order

Liberation Theology: How Competing Claims of Being on God’s Side Are Testing Our Social Order

Competing claims of being on God’s side are testing the limits of a liberal social order straining to accommodate militant believers.

Does the Death Penalty Actually Save Lives?

Does the Death Penalty Actually Save Lives?

Given how much suffering to the innocents is prevented by punishing violent criminals with harsh sentences, it is apt to say, as a federal appeals court judge once did, that “He who is kind to the cruel is cruel to the kind.”

Can You Be Christian and Support the Death Penalty?

Can You Be Christian and Support the Death Penalty?

Among Christian leaders, Pope Francis has been at the forefront of arguing against the death penalty.

Was Jesus a Socialist? A Conversation With Theologian David Bentley Hart and Economist Jerry Bowyer

Was Jesus a Socialist? A Conversation With Theologian David Bentley Hart and Economist Jerry Bowyer

Many people today argue that Jesus was history's first Marxist.

Pastor Claims Trump Is the ‘Most Pro-Black President’ in Generations During White House Meeting

Pastor Claims Trump Is the ‘Most Pro-Black President’ in Generations During White House Meeting

Rev. Darrell Scott, a Cleveland pastor and co-founder of the president’s National Diversity Coalition, said Donald Trump is “the most pro-black president that we’ve had in our lifetime.”

Americans Are Rapidly Warming Up to Porn, a New Gallup Poll Shows. Here's Why.

Americans Are Rapidly Warming Up to Porn, a New Gallup Poll Shows. Here's Why.

A newly released Gallup poll shows that Americans are rapidly beginning to see porn as morally acceptable.

Goya’s Painting of Saturn Devouring His Son: A Study in Damnation 

Goya’s Painting of Saturn Devouring His Son: A Study in Damnation 

 The Story and Symbolism Behind the Most Chilling Image in the History of Western Art 

Democratic Socialists of America Leader: ‘If Anyone Was Ever a Socialist It Was Jesus’

Democratic Socialists of America Leader: ‘If Anyone Was Ever a Socialist It Was Jesus’

The misappropriation of Jesus as a socialist spokesman highlights how important it is for Christians to teach that socialism and Christianity are incompatible.

What is a Humanist Wedding and Why is it Becoming Popular?

What is a Humanist Wedding and Why is it Becoming Popular?

While emphasizing a shift toward individuality, humanist weddings generally draw from traditional aspects of religious weddings.

My 25th Wedding Anniversary Is This Week. Here’s the Secret to a Happy Marriage.

My 25th Wedding Anniversary Is This Week. Here’s the Secret to a Happy Marriage.

To commemorate my 25th wedding anniversary this week to my husband, Jesse, I asked readers on Facebook to share their own secrets to a long happy marriage.

The Separation of Church and State: It’s Biblical 

The Separation of Church and State: It’s Biblical 

Christianity is the first major religion that, at its founding, stripped the state of its theocratic powers over the spiritual lives of the people. 

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