Religion

G.K. Chesterton on the Fundamental Difference Between the 'Average Man' and the 'Average Woman'

G.K. Chesterton on the Fundamental Difference Between the 'Average Man' and the 'Average Woman'

G.K. Chesterton believed that men, by nature, tend to be monomaniacal. Women are not.

Alfie Evans, and the Value of a Single Human Life

Alfie Evans, and the Value of a Single Human Life

The most obvious issue is this: “What is the meaning and value of a single human life?”

The 'Story' That Replaced Christianity Is Collapsing

The 'Story' That Replaced Christianity Is Collapsing

"The emptiness and pointlessness of the modern narrative begs for questions."

Agnostic Philosopher: Religion Is Awesome Emotional Therapy

Agnostic Philosopher: Religion Is Awesome Emotional Therapy

But have many turned away from religion/Christianity because modern churches have focused only on the emotional?

6 Reasons Evangelical Churches Should Consider Giving Confession a Shot

6 Reasons Evangelical Churches Should Consider Giving Confession a Shot

Could evangelical churches benefit from instituting confession?

Poll Reveals the Least Religious Parts of America

Poll Reveals the Least Religious Parts of America

Why are certain regions of America so "unchurched"? 

What Did Hannah Arendt Really Mean by the Banality of Evil?

What Did Hannah Arendt Really Mean by the Banality of Evil?

Can one do evil without being evil? This was the puzzling question that the philosopher Hannah Arendt grappled with when she reported for on the war crimes trial of Nazi Adolph Eichmann.

What if Women Had Voted on Women's Suffrage?

What if Women Had Voted on Women's Suffrage?

G.K. Chesterton thought that the matter of the vote for women should be left to a vote of women.

Catholic University Totally Cool with Drag Show—But Don’t Publish a Photo of it

Catholic University Totally Cool with Drag Show—But Don’t Publish a Photo of it

A controversy has erupted at a Catholic college—Seattle University—that permits an annual drag show.

Stanford Study: Religious Teens Are Smarter (and More Conscientious and Cooperative) than Non-Observant Teens
New York City Ideologues Get Indigestion Over Chick-fil-A

New York City Ideologues Get Indigestion Over Chick-fil-A

America’s fastest-growing food chain has come to New York City.

Why Gerry Rafferty’s Lyrics in ‘Baker Street’ Are Worth Paying Attention to

Why Gerry Rafferty’s Lyrics in ‘Baker Street’ Are Worth Paying Attention to

The lyrics to Gerry Rafferty's 'Baker Street'—in contrast to the seductive sax and upbeat strings and keyboard—are rather dark. It's not your typical rock/pop song about finding or losing love. 

4 Steps to Ensure Children Become Well-Adjusted Adults

4 Steps to Ensure Children Become Well-Adjusted Adults

"The culture of the group of which your child is a part growing up will be the culture he or she adopts as their own."

Andrew Sullivan: Privilege Is Beginning to Trump Reason in Our Culture

Andrew Sullivan: Privilege Is Beginning to Trump Reason in Our Culture

Many on the left now hold that structural inequalities in society are so overwhelming that reason itself is largely futile, Andrew Sullivan writes.  

The Religious Literacy Quiz That Most College Students Fail

The Religious Literacy Quiz That Most College Students Fail

See how you do on this version of a quiz that's failed by most undergraduates.

Why the Left Is Wrong About Jefferson’s ‘Wall of Separation Between Church and State’

Why the Left Is Wrong About Jefferson’s ‘Wall of Separation Between Church and State’

A renaissance man with a long and accomplished legacy, Jefferson played a major role in the founding of the United States of America—and establishing its strong protections for religious freedom for all.

The 3 Basic Ingredients Needed for Life Happiness

The 3 Basic Ingredients Needed for Life Happiness

One of the overarching desires in life – whether we admit it or not – is to simply be happy. We know it’s not always feasible or realistic, yet it’s something we desire on some level—for ourselves, our spouses, and most especially, our children.

‘I Believe Because It Is Absurd’: Understanding Christianity’s First Meme

‘I Believe Because It Is Absurd’: Understanding Christianity’s First Meme

Religious belief is often thought to evince a precarious kind of commitment, in which the degree of conviction is inversely proportional to correspondence with the facts.

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.

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.

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