Religion

The Mr. Rogers-ification of Christianity

The Mr. Rogers-ification of Christianity

In modern American culture, Christianity is admirable so long as it is reduced to a series of vague, humanistic platitudes.

Why the Christian Right Opposes Pornography but Still Supports Trump

Why the Christian Right Opposes Pornography but Still Supports Trump

The moral conviction against porn remains strong, but there is also sympathy for its consumers.

How Christianity Created Secularism

How Christianity Created Secularism

Illich argues that Western modernity finds its original impetus in a mutation of Latin Christendom. 

Schools Once Taught Biblical Literacy. Should They Do So Again?

Schools Once Taught Biblical Literacy. Should They Do So Again?

Its contributions to cultural literacy make a pretty strong case.

Most Marital Difficulties Stem from One Thing: Ego

Most Marital Difficulties Stem from One Thing: Ego

Are you on your partner’s side? If not, what do you think is getting in your way?

Rebuilding community starts with rebuilding family?

Rebuilding community starts with rebuilding family?

If it is in family that we are first provided security, love, community, and socialization, then it seems reasonable to ponder the link between the collapse of community and the collapse of the family.

The Killing of the American White Male

The Killing of the American White Male

Why are so many American white men killing themselves and others? And what’s to be done about this phenomenon?

The Myth of the Pagan Origins of Easter (Jesus of Nazareth’s Resurrection)

The Myth of the Pagan Origins of Easter (Jesus of Nazareth’s Resurrection)

As a church historian, I only aim to brush aside the cobwebs of sensationalism and summarize some of the facts that many serious historians and theologians agree on.

Announcement: Intellectual Takeout Is Accepting Applicants to its Alcuin Internship

Announcement: Intellectual Takeout Is Accepting Applicants to its Alcuin Internship

Students accepted will attend a three-day seminar followed by nine weeks of internship at the offices of Intellectual Takeout.

A Humanist as a Military Chaplain? Why It Doesn’t Work.

A Humanist as a Military Chaplain? Why It Doesn’t Work.

The Navy Times reports that the U.S. Navy has rejected the application of Jason Heap to become a Humanist chaplain.

The Sexual Revolution’s Unwanted Progeny

The Sexual Revolution’s Unwanted Progeny

Did the sexual revolution erode men's sense of responsibility toward pregnant women?

Genetics—Not Fancy Schools—Largely Determine Academic Success, Study Finds

Genetics—Not Fancy Schools—Largely Determine Academic Success, Study Finds

The surrounding environment has less to do with it than we've been told.

The Real Reason We Have Mass Shootings
Archaeology Is Revealing New Truths About Christianity's Origins

Archaeology Is Revealing New Truths About Christianity's Origins

Many Christians believe that Glastonbury is the site of the earliest church in Britain, allegedly founded in the first or second century by Joseph of Arimathea.

4 Things Every Man Should Look for in a Wife

4 Things Every Man Should Look for in a Wife

The life and words of Patrick Henry shed some light on the path to a happy, lasting marriage.

Leo Tolstoy Believed Life Was Meaningless. This Changed His Mind.

Leo Tolstoy Believed Life Was Meaningless. This Changed His Mind.

In his autobiographical book A Confession, Leo Tolstoy described the nihilistic beliefs that haunted him.

The Netherlands Pumps the Brakes on Euthanasia

The Netherlands Pumps the Brakes on Euthanasia

The Dutch Ministry of Justice announced it is launching criminal investigations into four instances of euthanasia, a sign the nation may be reining its permissive policy.

Survey: Only One-Third of Students Think the Constitution Should Protect Hate Speech

Survey: Only One-Third of Students Think the Constitution Should Protect Hate Speech

College students are very supportive of free speech protection... but only if it fits within their idea of diversity and inclusion.

Shootings Are a Morality Problem, Not a Gun Problem

Shootings Are a Morality Problem, Not a Gun Problem

We must own up to the fact that laws and regulations alone cannot produce a civilized society. Morality is society’s first line of defense against uncivilized behavior.

Humility is the Key to Altruism, Georgetown Psychologist Says

Humility is the Key to Altruism, Georgetown Psychologist Says

Abigail Marsh, an associate professor of psychology at Georgetown University, has discovered a trait common among altruistic people. 

Christians Can Be ‘Secular’, Too

Christians Can Be ‘Secular’, Too

When most people hear the word “secular,” they associate it with those who either don’t believe in God or don’t attend church and pray on a regular basis.

'Get on the Right Side of History': A Phrase G.K. Chesterton Would Have Understood

'Get on the Right Side of History': A Phrase G.K. Chesterton Would Have Understood

Telling others to 'get on the right side of history' is not just a form of intellectual bullying. It also reveals a tyrannical dimension to those who'd invoke the future to destroy the past.

Can a Return to Federalism Prevent a Second U.S. Civil War?

Can a Return to Federalism Prevent a Second U.S. Civil War?

A return to subsidiarity-style government might be America's best hope to survive. But will it be enough?

Why Thoughts and Prayers are Better than Righteous Anger

Why Thoughts and Prayers are Better than Righteous Anger

In their book ACT on Life not on Anger, psychologists Georg Seifert, Matthew McKay, and John Forsyth dispel myths about anger.

5 Facts about Billy Graham (1918–2018)

5 Facts about Billy Graham (1918–2018)

Here are five facts you should know about the man who became the world’s most famous Protestant evangelist.

Young People Don’t Know How to Date Anymore. Here’s Why.

Young People Don’t Know How to Date Anymore. Here’s Why.

College professors are realizing that their students don't know how to do anything beyond hooking up.

Chesterton on the Dangers of 'Cloudy Political Cowardice'

Chesterton on the Dangers of 'Cloudy Political Cowardice'

G. K. Chesterton saw 'creedless vagueness' as potentially more dangerous than dogma.

Individualistic Nations Provide the Most Charity for Strangers, Survey Shows

Individualistic Nations Provide the Most Charity for Strangers, Survey Shows

Writing at NPR, Georgetown University’s Abigail March explains that the nations that provide the most help to strangers are also among the most individualistic. 

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