Religion

Everything You Know About the Gospel of Paul is Probably Wrong

Everything You Know About the Gospel of Paul is Probably Wrong

The Apostle Paul’s teachings, as taken directly from the Greek of his letters, emphasize neither original guilt nor imputed righteousness.

Who is Really Driving Iranian Unrest?

Who is Really Driving Iranian Unrest?

It's not just foreign governments who have a hand in instigating the protests.

Big Brother in the Classroom

Big Brother in the Classroom

Education is not a question of “rights” to be imposed by the state, but of the “freedom” of parents to choose the sort of education that they believe is best for their children…

Appeals Court Rules Bakers Must Pay $135,000 for Not Making Wedding Cake

Appeals Court Rules Bakers Must Pay $135,000 for Not Making Wedding Cake

A three-judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a decision by a state agency that led to the fine and forced Aaron and Melissa Klein to close their bakery.

What the 'Jesus Never Existed' Folks Often Overlook

What the 'Jesus Never Existed' Folks Often Overlook

Did Jesus of Nazareth really exist? Some historians say the evidence is weak. But by what standard?

'A Christmas Carol' Teaches Key Lessons in the Christian Vocation

'A Christmas Carol' Teaches Key Lessons in the Christian Vocation

Charles Dickens’ story reminds us that our celebrations of Christ’s birth ought to stretch into all that we do.

Charles Schulz's Pushback Against Secularism

Charles Schulz's Pushback Against Secularism

We often think of the secularization of Christmas as a very recent thing. But its origins go back to the nineteenth century. 

Amir Khan Receiving Death Threats Because He Posted a Christmas Tree on Instagram

Amir Khan Receiving Death Threats Because He Posted a Christmas Tree on Instagram

The retired British boxer, who is a practicing Muslim, is receiving an avalanche of abuse after posting a picture of a Christmas tree.

What Robin Williams Taught Us About Kindness

What Robin Williams Taught Us About Kindness

“Kindness is love in action,” observed psychologist Robert Holden in his book 'Loveability.'

Is Complaining about Society a Waste of Time?

Is Complaining about Society a Waste of Time?

It may actually be a form of sloth. 

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.  

Cheating Linked to Unfaithful Parents, Study Finds

Cheating Linked to Unfaithful Parents, Study Finds

New research suggests parents may hold the key to fidelity.

The Original ‘War on Christmas’ Was Waged by the Puritans

The Original ‘War on Christmas’ Was Waged by the Puritans

Every December we hear about the 'War on Christmas.' But do you know where it really began?

Quebec's Euthanasia Program is Accelerating Past Belgium's

Quebec's Euthanasia Program is Accelerating Past Belgium's

After two years of euthanasia in Quebec, a look at the numbers.

Rethinking the Burning Question of Cremation

Rethinking the Burning Question of Cremation

It involves the destruction of an invaluable repository of social and collective memory.

What the Founders Understood About Religious Freedom That We Must Recover

What the Founders Understood About Religious Freedom That We Must Recover

The legacy of the Bill of Rights is this: What government did not create, it can neither bestow nor confiscate.

Rest and Quiet Contemplation: We Need More

Rest and Quiet Contemplation: We Need More

How much can the chattering class actually help me be a better person, a better husband, a better father, or a better boss?

Hanukkah is About Jewish Survival

Hanukkah is About Jewish Survival

A look at the the origin and development of Hanukkah over the past more than 2,000 years.

'Free Will Exists': G.K. Chesterton’s Philosophy in 3 Words

'Free Will Exists': G.K. Chesterton’s Philosophy in 3 Words

G.K. Chesterton rejected optimism and pessimism because he found both to be expressions of a fatalistic approach to life.

How ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Symbolizes the Triumph of Common Sense

How ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Symbolizes the Triumph of Common Sense

The rags to riches backstory of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is one we could all stand to hear.

3 in 4 Young Adults Think ‘Snowflakes’ Too Emotionally Fragile to Be Labeled as Such
What We Can Learn from David Cassidy’s Dying Words

What We Can Learn from David Cassidy’s Dying Words

David Cassidy's estranged daughter shared her father's dying words. And they can be a lesson for us all.

J.R.R. Tolkien on Sex and Love

J.R.R. Tolkien on Sex and Love

J.R.R. Tolkien learned some things about human nature, sex and love during and following his love affair with wife Edith Bratt. Here are eight observations.

C.S. Lewis on Government, Economics, and Freedom

C.S. Lewis on Government, Economics, and Freedom

“I believe a man is happier, and happy in a richer way, if he has ‘the freeborn mind’. But I doubt whether he can have this without economic independence, which the new society is abolishing."

Americans Are Living in Denial on a Great Many Things

Americans Are Living in Denial on a Great Many Things

A new Gallup poll reveals a troubling trend in the U.S.: Americans are detached from reality. 

Can America stop being the world's policeman?

Can America stop being the world's policeman?

In his Farewell Address, George Washington urged America to be non-interventionist, but that was before the nuclear age.

What to Do On Thanksgiving

What to Do On Thanksgiving

In a culture so animated by people wanting, taking, and consuming, Thanksgiving stands alone. It is a time of humility, a time to remember all those who toiled and struggled to secure the blessings we have, a time to maybe even acknowledge the hand of Providence. 

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: What a Different Era

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: What a Different Era

The first President's humility, faith, and outlook stand in stark contrast to the politicians of our time. 

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