Religion

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. 

Can We Say That Anyone Is Definitely 'Rotting in Hell'?

Can We Say That Anyone Is Definitely 'Rotting in Hell'?

After cult leader Charles Manson died on Sunday, the New York Post canonized him... to hell.

Playboy Says Terms Like ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Aren’t Helpful. But Did Playboy Give Us Toxic Masculinity?

Playboy Says Terms Like ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Aren’t Helpful. But Did Playboy Give Us Toxic Masculinity?

Playboy's sex doctor, Dr. Debra W. Soh, argued that a healthy sex drive should not be confused with toxic masculinity or predatory behavior. 

Why Apple’s Diversity Chief is Out

Why Apple’s Diversity Chief is Out

Denise Young Smith, Apple's vice president for diversity and inclusion, is leaving the company, reports say.

'I Love You Daddy' is a Triumph of Relativism

'I Love You Daddy' is a Triumph of Relativism

The response to Louis C.K.’s movie 'I Love You Daddy' proves C.S. Lewis was right about the nature of relativism.

Intolerance and Persecution Are Often Rational (Frighteningly So)

Intolerance and Persecution Are Often Rational (Frighteningly So)

The cultural historian Jacques Barzun suggested that persecution is just as likely to germinate in an atmosphere of intellectual inquiry as under an atmosphere of repression.

Did Early Christians Believe that Mary was a Teen Mother? It's Complicated

Did Early Christians Believe that Mary was a Teen Mother? It's Complicated

The Proto-gospel of James tends to fill in gaps left by the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

Most Parents Don’t Talk to Their Kids, Survey Shows

Most Parents Don’t Talk to Their Kids, Survey Shows

The types of things parents discuss (or don't) with their kids are quite revealing.

Why Do Powerful Men Want to Masturbate in Front of Women?

Why Do Powerful Men Want to Masturbate in Front of Women?

Many of Hollywood's brightest stars have been accused of what a sex therapist calls ‘eroticized rage’.

Teacher Facing Discipline for ‘Misgendering’ Student

Teacher Facing Discipline for ‘Misgendering’ Student

Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian pastor from Oxford, admitted he said 'Well done girls' when addressing a group that included a transgender student.

Scholar: ‘Human Dignity’ Rare Before Christianity

Scholar: ‘Human Dignity’ Rare Before Christianity

There’s reason to believe that human dignity could become a rarity again in a post-Christian world.

Muslim Inbreeding is a Huge Problem--And People Don't Want to Talk About It

Muslim Inbreeding is a Huge Problem--And People Don't Want to Talk About It

Marriage between cousins remains rampant in much of the Muslim world. And the results are truly tragic.

Famous Author: ‘There Is No Such Thing as Atheism’

Famous Author: ‘There Is No Such Thing as Atheism’

A surprising claim from an author who took his own life three years later.

Self-Sacrifice: The Most Powerful Idea in Our Culture

Self-Sacrifice: The Most Powerful Idea in Our Culture

It would be a mistake to overlook just how Christian this idea is.

'Empathy' is Becoming a Joke

'Empathy' is Becoming a Joke

HBO’s hit show 'Silicon Valley' recently skewered the trend of using 'empathy' to grandstand and feel good without actually doing anything. 

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