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When everything looks good and optimism is up, that’s a sure sign everything is about to tank.
Do we really know what socialism is? Would we sign up for it if we did?
Politicians rely on the tools of envy and greed to stir their audiences.
Christians living in Wuhan have worked more fervently and more efficiently, with less resources, than any governmental agency has in response to the coronavirus.
The eminent expert in communicating science botches his explanation.
Practicing a religion has many positive affects for you and your family, but how you practice your faith matters almost as much as having one to begin with.
Our professors told us we could find purpose in temporal affairs, yet we somehow lost the sense that we were a part of something greater. We substituted a wholehearted pursuit of “the truth” for “our truth.”
Paganism has once again established itself as an official religion in Europe. What are the attractions behind these ancient religious movements?
Perhaps there’s still hope for American masculinity.
Is Christianity, now the butt of so many jokes and insults, really the institution to which we owe so many positive developments in history, as well as the freedoms we now take for granted?
Humanity is full of hubris, and our continued quest to explore and subjugate nature can only end in one way.
People on both sides of the political spectrum are continually baffled by the continued support of evangelical Christians for President Donald Trump.
Jordan Peterson has been an inspiration to many young people, but his illness reveals a large item lacking in his philosophy.
The 1662 edition of the Book of Common Prayer has one service that doesn't line up with how many modern Christians think of church, or God.
Europe is undergoing seismic changes, and it is important in this time to understand the role of Christianity and Christian Democracy in Europe's past and present.
There need be no cultural war when one of the contenders fails to show up, supposing that he still exists.
The Blaine Amendment might be struck down by the Supreme Court, allowing parents to use school vouchers to send their kids to religious schools.
“Letter from a Birmingham Jail” rests on a basis that most modern people, especially the educated, reject.
Society has all sorts of parameters that seek to define which of us is a failure, but those definitions aren't the ones that matter.
The difference between "preaching" and answering religious questions from a roomful of people is pretty much up to the interpretation of the Chinese communists.
The United States has a long history of children reading the Bible in schools, a practice once again up for public debate. Could it return to schools in the near future?
Even as a young socialist Chesterton had his doubts about both socialism itself and the depth of its connection to early Christianity.
Is life only about how far you can get in a career? Is work just about paying the bills? Perhaps there's more to be gained from both work and leisure.
Porta dos Fundos and Netflix view themselves as defenders of free speech, but they aren't risking anything by poking fun at Christians.
“Why Is America So Depressed?” was one of the first headlines I saw as I jumped back into work after the holidays.
There seems to be a set of the elite who are quite ready to view themselves as gods, replacing any and all of the traditional deities.
Indulging in the Auld Lang Syne cliché is not unique to humans. The spirit world does the same...
We seek to protect the bodies of human beings while at the same time we often neglect teaching morality and nurturing the spirit.
It's not that millennials have lost the mysticism of generations past, it's just that they put their faith in much different things than their parents or grandparents do.
George Carlin once claimed that human rights are "imaginary." He's wrong, and for many reasons.
Embracing suffering, learning from it, and enduring it, benefits not only those we love, but ourselves as well.
Now it’s the Salvation Army’s turn.
There are plenty of candidates for the worst Christmas song. "Mary, Did You Know" should not be one of them.
When Chambers rejected the Communist philosophy of faith in man and embraced faith in God, he had what he viewed as his first Christmas.
The first President's humility, faith, and outlook stand in stark contrast to the politicians of our time.
Thanksgiving discussions are best when warm, rather than too hot or cold.
Chic-fil-A's recent decision causes some to question its authenticity to Christians and to LGBT+ groups.
Stupidity continues to swirl in society with increasing vigor. The important thing is whether each of us will allow ourselves to be dragged along with it.
Why is it that attitudes, after the laissez faire ones of the sixties and onward, now may be changing?
Lack of religion doesn’t really affect our quality of life today, does it?
It is not racist or imperialist to suggest that Native people of Amazonia are sinners who need to be converted, have faith in Jesus Christ, and be baptized. The same is true for many Western urbanites.
We are so often thankful for the veterans who keep us physically safe. We need to be more thankful for those who keep our souls safe as well.
Climate alarmists continue to predict the end of the world, and their methods for trying to forestall this tragedy reek of neo-paganism.
Friend matchmakers are now a thing. Why do we have so much trouble making friends on our own?
A society that has abandoned religion, as ours has done, also fears death, which in turn leads to contempt for older generations.
The Roman Catholic Church is changing its priesthood and inconsistently advocating for open borders for European countries, but not authoritative regimes. Should we be worried?
Kanye and Obama have something in common.
How do American third wave feminists reconcile their grievances with those of women whose human rights are 100 years behind?
Seventy percent of millennials say they would likely vote for a socialist. Are cities to blame?
IVF porn is one of those sordid things that everyone knows about but no one has the stomach to talk about.
Are we on the verge of seeing the popularity of Democratic Socialism morph into the brave new world of Communism 2.0?
The emotional, physical, and intellectual damage wrought by the climate change movement now is coming into clear view. It’s an outcome that should enrage every parent.
"The Communist Party’s ultimate goal is to ‘become God.’"
White nationalism is in fact a very specific form of rootlessness, an ideology of alienation.
Plato's Republic sheds profound light on the real problem.
“Where are the good Christian men?” That question is being asked by single Christian women across America.
Kim Brooks suggests that childhood has been ruined by many culprits including screens, food, and lack of play. But she also believes that our approach to child-rearing has undergone a dramatic change.
When faced with a challenge, most of us have received advice to “just be yourself.” Those offering advice have good intentions, but are rather misled.
What’s the best approach for dealing with our neighbors on the streets who seek our aid?
Only a quarter of young couples tie the knot "in a religious institution."
Young Millennials appear to be drawn towards a religious life based on that old-time religion. An uncompromising doctrinal orthodoxy that pierces their subjective relativism.
If you see some barbarian curling in the squat rack, take action. You may be surprised how drastically you alter someone’s worldview.
Are those who oppose raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour transgressing the Scripture and mocking the Lord God Almighty? One might get that impression from watching Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, when one of the...
Is there something about the quiet, relaxed beauty of the outdoors that does something to refresh not only our bodies, but our souls as well?
Communists killed millions of their citizens and severely persecuted Christians. I was thinking of all this because America, the magazine published by America’s Jesuits, recently featured an essay making “The Catholic Case for...
Taylor Swift's most recent music video portrays American Christians as toothless know-nothings. This isn't satire; this is propaganda.
How much influence should an ancient text have on the way modern people lead their lives?
The right to the pursuit of happiness is coherent only in the full theological context of the Declaration of Independence.
When the theory exploded onto the scene in 1927 (first proposed, by the way, by Catholic priest and astronomer Georges Lemaître), it was seen as a blow to atheists and a vindication of Christianity.
Has the concordat really made a difference, or has it only empowered the Chinese government to make things worse?
We all love our tech gadgets. But are the Amish on to something?
There is a categorical difference between sending your children to the best school you can afford, for example, and altering their genetic code.
These brilliant tweets highlight something important that Joel Osteen gets wrong.
Sometimes being a slow learner can be a good thing.
Chick-fil-A employees undergo a comprehensive crash course in all things people skills before hitting the floor.
Women are the happiest when they are in equality-loving, feminist-minded relationships, right? That’s the line we’re often told.
The good men will be out there eventually, they are just taking a very long time to mature.
What building blocks of virtue make up those men, young and old, who sacrifice themselves so that others may live?
It’s not surprising that even at a time when fewer Americans may be turning to God, they are still looking for their one true soulmate.
There is another way to die, and to live.
Younger, religiously skeptical generations, who make up the majority of the nonreligious, haven’t realized that religion — unlike spirituality — is about far more than belief. It’s about action.
Yoga and mindfulness could become the fourth “R” of public education. But up for debate is whether the “R” in this case stands for relaxation or religion.
“Europe is committing suicide.” So it would seem.
How often have you heard someone praised for having an open mind? Pretty often, I’d bet.
Why the modern designs just won't cut it.
Greta and other Western children are given to understand that human beings — they themselves — are the problem.
An experience in the concentration camp caused one woman to abandon her indifference toward the suffering of Christ.
The world has been considering what it would mean to lose one of the masterpieces of medieval Christendom for all time. There is widespread agreement that such a loss would be profound.
We aren’t meant for this noisy existence. In silence we are forced to confront that which is not right with ourselves, while in noise we escape.
What shape will the cathedral’s renovation take? Who will decide which alterations “improve” on the original?
A regular criticism of modern praise and worship music is that it is overly repetitive, but this is a misleading criticism. The real problem runs much deeper than that.
What a horrible way for the West to begin Holy Week.
Is it possible for people to improve their lives through hard work, or is the system rigged against you? Your answer – and your results – may depend on your faith.
Peterson fights back tears, and gives an answer of startling humility.
Is it too risky to bring children into this chaotic world in which we live?
Who among us has not suffered discouragement, doubt, or sadness?
The Swiss psychologist foresaw and lamented the West's break with tradition and the loneliness of modernity.
If Darwinism was true, did it need to be touted as “still true?”
“We see no evidence that students responded with any offensive or racist statements of their own."
Is there a connection?
For the past four years, Deliverance San Diego has been delivering hot meals to the city’s homeless population every Friday, averaging 200 donated meals on any given evening.
The result of our relativistic society?
The humanitarian lie is in important respects less horrifying than the totalitarian one, but it is rooted in the same contempt for the political nature of man and the same ignorance of the human soul.
The students from Covington Catholic were quickly denounced by many leading Catholics. They would have done well to wait.
Parents have a natural right and responsibility to raise and educate their children, not the state.
They have been liberated by their ethnic backgrounds to speak more candidly than the vast majority of their countrymen.
Astronomer and chairman of the New York-based American Museum-Hayden Planetarium, Dr. Franklyn Branley, addresses the question.
What makes your life meaningful? A recent Pew Research survey reveals that more Americans find meaning in money than in their faith.
When drawing up your New Year's Resolutions, put forgiveness at the top of the list.
Over the centuries, hundreds of Christmas carols have been composed. Many fall quickly into obscurity. Not “Silent Night.”
The end result of moral nihilism, as the Soviets demonstrated, is death and destruction on an industrial scale.
‘Emotional’ is perhaps the last word we can apply to some of the most important events.
The decline of religion in America is real—that is, depending on how you define “religion.”
The science that for most of the 20th century portrayed itself as the enlightened alternative to organized religion has taken a decidedly spiritual turn.
To some, Jordan Peterson is a breath of fresh air. To others, a guru. Many find him and his ideas to be dangerous. Still others see him as a sign of the times. In a sense, they’re all right.
It seems there’s always some Grinch that wants to ruin Christmas every year.
“We did not create or fashion ourselves, and we did not get to where we are in life by ourselves. So living in gratitude is living in truth.” Living out of ingratitude is living a lie.
Enlightenment thinkers like Voltaire were known for their attacks on Christianity . Nevertheless, they understood that ordinary people needed religion if they were to be virtuous citizens.
A sense of lack generates anxious feelings.
It comes from Oscar Wilde's play, "A Woman of No Importance."
November 9th marks the eightieth anniversary of Kristallnacht.
Condemnation by the self-righteous—what some call virtue signaling—is rampant these days.
Stephen Hawking’s own personal brief history of time is up. But he left as he lived, feisty, modern and… depressing.
Today's reformation has many similarities with the one which occurred 500 years ago, only today's is not happening in the churches.
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 Gulag Archipelago offers some poignant advice for dealing with the friction in today's society.
The Canadian psychologist has set off left-wing ideological Geiger counters around the world, and for good reason.
The story of the new progressive Code of Conduct for project in Silicon Valley and one group of developers who are fighting back.
Civil wars happen when there is a profound philosophical incompatibility inside a nation.
Face up to the harm you have caused and you have taken the first step out of hell and into heaven.
Are American tax dollars enabling the most deplorable sexual abuse imaginable?
Can a society which welcomes diversity find room in its group hug to embrace truth?
It isn't just about "happily ever after." It's about community, and the lack of it is tearing our marriages apart.
The problem that any rational thinker needs to tackle is that the science increasingly shows that atheists are no more rational than...
What would C.S. Lewis say about the assertion that a "gay mafia" controls the Vatican?
C.S. Lewis' demon Screwtape is a wily one... and those in families can be especially prone to falling into his trap.
In response to the Viganò Testimony, Pennsylvania Attorney General weighs in with even more damaging news for the Vatican.
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.
Is it time we abandon our unrealistic expectations of marriage?
Putin is promoting the very thing that the West has abandoned.
Competing claims of being on God’s side are testing the limits of a liberal social order straining to accommodate militant believers.
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...
Among Christian leaders, Pope Francis has been at the forefront of arguing against the death penalty.
Many people today argue that Jesus was history's first Marxist.
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.”
A newly released Gallup poll shows that Americans are rapidly beginning to see porn as morally acceptable.
The Story and Symbolism Behind the Most Chilling Image in the History of Western Art
The misappropriation of Jesus as a socialist spokesman highlights how important it is for Christians to teach that socialism and Christianity are incompatible.
While emphasizing a shift toward individuality, humanist weddings generally draw from traditional aspects of religious weddings.
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.
Christianity is the first major religion that, at its founding, stripped the state of its theocratic powers over the spiritual lives of the people.
As conductor, as composer, and as mass-media music educator, Bernstein made Western art music more than accessible: He made it understandable. And at the root of this understanding was his idea of faith.
While there are undeniably a great number of fundamental differences between Islam and Christianity, there are a handful of concepts the two popular religions share.
Different cultural groups, and different individuals within them, respond with numerous, often conflicting, answers to questions about life after death. One theme remains constant, however: Heaven is the presence of God, in the company of...
New research allows scientists "to rewrite the DNA bound up in living cells," and now an ethics panel suggests this may be "morally permissible."
We spend most of our lives not truly living at all but shoring up goods for some time in the future when we can enjoy them—which never comes since we have incapacitated ourselves from enjoying the present.
The “conventional wisdom” may be conventional, but it’s often not wisdom.
For the unlucky few who win the internet lottery, misdeeds become fodder for public judgement. Did the severity of the crime match the severity of the punishment?
They pulled through. Will we?
Cain and Abel represent rival responses to the suffering inherent in the human condition. Abel’s suffering leads to his self-development as a warrior. Cain’s suffering leads to envy, malevolence, and murder.
Could the ban be the first step towards the Netherlands becoming a religiously oppressive nation?
On Tuesday, the Netherlands joined a growing number of European nations to implement a "Burqa Ban." Here's why that's a good thing.
Freedom of the press is a crucial component to a virtuous, flourishing society, as Pope Francis affirmed on June 20 when he called for greater liberty for the press.
A recently released report found an “institutionalized regime” of disregard for human life at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
Lost in the emotional social media posts and virtue-signaling are serious questions that should be asked.
Why have most of the world's major religions condemned suicide as an escape from suffering?
Lionel Shriver was sacked by Penguin Random House for penning an op-ed critical of the company's new diversity policy.
Philosopher Thomas Nagel hopes there is no God... but one aspect of faith makes him uneasy in his atheistic beliefs.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Sunday expressed regret over eating at Chick-fil-A because of the chicken company’s CEO’s personal views on gay marriage.
This is my life: Imagine a dagger thrust into your solar plexus. Now imagine that dagger with you at every step of life, whether it be the mundane or the joyous, such as the birth of your child or the celebration of a wedding anniversary....
With the sudden passing of designer Kate Spade and TV personality
In his 1989 book Oracle at the Supermarket, psychologist Steven Starker explained how the self-help industry had become a sort of spiritual guide for individuals seeking answers.
Is it time for our nation to have a serious conversation about what tolerance really means?
Mark Perry, an economics professor at the University of Michigan-Flint, shows that one-quarter of Michigan's “diversicrats” earn annual salaries of more than $100,000.
In becoming amoral, ethically neutral, and ‘free,’ we have cut the very roots of our being; lost our deepest sense of self-hood and identity; and, with neurotics themselves, find ourselves asking: Who am I? What is my destiny?
Belief in God is declining and belief in ghosts and witches is rising.
A hilarious episode of 'Gumball' has fun with the palpable intolerance of social justice tolerance.
If you want to understand what will likely happen politically in ten years, simply look at the cultural beliefs of the younger Americans and how they live their lives. Politics and policy will eventually conform.
The newlyweds were given a lot to chew on besides diversity and inclusiveness.
Might the latest wedding trend detract from the solemnity of marriage?
As the latest Pew Forum survey shows, the god that atheists rejects might not be the God that most Americans believe in.
While it’s worthwhile to explore the pros and cons of attachment parenting, Tiger Moms, or free-range concepts, do we get too caught up in these theories? And in so doing, do we forget the basics every parent should pass on to a child in order...
What are Gnosticism and Pelagianism, the ancient errors criticised by Pope Francis?
The most obvious issue is this: “What is the meaning and value of a single human life?”
"The emptiness and pointlessness of the modern narrative begs for questions."
But have many turned away from religion/Christianity because modern churches have focused only on the emotional?
Could evangelical churches benefit from instituting confession?
Why are certain regions of America so "unchurched"?
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.
G.K. Chesterton thought that the matter of the vote for women should be left to a vote of women.
Observant students tend to be more conscientious and cooperative.
America’s fastest-growing food chain has come to New York City.
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.
Many on the left now hold that structural inequalities in society are so overwhelming that reason itself is largely futile, Andrew Sullivan writes.
"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."
See how you do on this version of a quiz that's failed by most undergraduates.
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.
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...
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.
In modern American culture, Christianity is admirable so long as it is reduced to a series of vague, humanistic platitudes.
The moral conviction against porn remains strong, but there is also sympathy for its consumers.
Illich argues that Western modernity finds its original impetus in a mutation of Latin Christendom.
Its contributions to cultural literacy make a pretty strong case.
Are you on your partner’s side? If not, what do you think is getting in your way?
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.
Why are so many American white men killing themselves and others? And what’s to be done about this phenomenon?
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.
Did the sexual revolution erode men's sense of responsibility toward pregnant women?
The surrounding environment has less to do with it than we've been told.
Gun ownership is not our problem.
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.
The life and words of Patrick Henry shed some light on the path to a happy, lasting marriage.
In his autobiographical book A Confession, Leo Tolstoy described the nihilistic beliefs that haunted him.
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.
College students are very supportive of free speech protection... but only if it fits within their idea of diversity and inclusion.
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.
Abigail Marsh, an associate professor of psychology at Georgetown University, has discovered a trait common among altruistic people.
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.
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.
A return to subsidiarity-style government might be America's best hope to survive. But will it be enough?
In their book ACT on Life not on Anger, psychologists Georg Seifert, Matthew McKay, and John Forsyth dispel myths about anger.
Here are five facts you should know about the man who became the world’s most famous Protestant evangelist.
College professors are realizing that their students don't know how to do anything beyond hooking up.
G. K. Chesterton saw 'creedless vagueness' as potentially more dangerous than dogma.
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.
At the root of our modern holiday is a beautiful fiction. St. Valentine was no lover or patron of love.
‘Have a good time’ is not a recipe for happiness.
Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person.
Faith in institutions is collapsing--and the phenomenon is not isolated to America.
G.K. Chesterton believed he had the answer.
Is modern technology creating hollow men?
The actual entanglements of religious tradition and the development of science are far more interesting than the superficial conflict common today – and far more important.
Babies born to Muslims will begin to outnumber Christian births by 2035, according to new projections.
MLK focused on the role of love as key to building healthy communities and the ways in which love can and should be at the center of our social interactions.
Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King Jr. were both steeped in the Baptist tradition.
The international non-profit ministry Open Doors says these five countries are the most dangerous for Christians.
The discussion as to whether child sex dolls and child androids can reduce pedophilia offers an indication as to which philosophy reigns in America today.
In Greece today, Archbishop Damaskinos is universally remembered as a hero for all humanity.
Christians will probably never be able to fully refute this one atheist argument.
Epiphany, a Christian holiday that celebrates the Magi who followed the star of Bethlehem to visit baby Jesus, is a call to adventure, an exhortation to move from faith to sight.
The freedom to disagree is what makes America so unique.
The Apostle Paul’s teachings, as taken directly from the Greek of his letters, emphasize neither original guilt nor imputed righteousness.
It's not just foreign governments who have a hand in instigating the protests.
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…
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.
Did Jesus of Nazareth really exist? Some historians say the evidence is weak. But by what standard?
Charles Dickens’ story reminds us that our celebrations of Christ’s birth ought to stretch into all that we do.
We often think of the secularization of Christmas as a very recent thing. But its origins go back to the nineteenth century.
The retired British boxer, who is a practicing Muslim, is receiving an avalanche of abuse after posting a picture of a Christmas tree.
“Kindness is love in action,” observed psychologist Robert Holden in his book 'Loveability.'
It may actually be a form of sloth.
The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.
New research suggests parents may hold the key to fidelity.
Every December we hear about the 'War on Christmas.' But do you know where it really began?
After two years of euthanasia in Quebec, a look at the numbers.
It involves the destruction of an invaluable repository of social and collective memory.
The legacy of the Bill of Rights is this: What government did not create, it can neither bestow nor confiscate.
How much can the chattering class actually help me be a better person, a better husband, a better father, or a better boss?
A look at the the origin and development of Hanukkah over the past more than 2,000 years.
G.K. Chesterton rejected optimism and pessimism because he found both to be expressions of a fatalistic approach to life.
The rags to riches backstory of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is one we could all stand to hear.
Oh, the irony...
David Cassidy's estranged daughter shared her father's dying words. And they can be a lesson for us all.
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.
“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."
A new Gallup poll reveals a troubling trend in the U.S.: Americans are detached from reality.
In his Farewell Address, George Washington urged America to be non-interventionist, but that was before the nuclear age.
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...
After cult leader Charles Manson died on Sunday, the New York Post canonized him... to hell.
Playboy's sex doctor, Dr. Debra W. Soh, argued that a healthy sex drive should not be confused with toxic masculinity or predatory behavior.
Denise Young Smith, Apple's vice president for diversity and inclusion, is leaving the company, reports say.
The response to Louis C.K.’s movie 'I Love You Daddy' proves C.S. Lewis was right about the nature of relativism.
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.
The Proto-gospel of James tends to fill in gaps left by the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
The types of things parents discuss (or don't) with their kids are quite revealing.
Many of Hollywood's brightest stars have been accused of what a sex therapist calls ‘eroticized rage’.
Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian pastor from Oxford, admitted he said 'Well done girls' when addressing a group that included a transgender student.
There’s reason to believe that human dignity could become a rarity again in a post-Christian world.
Marriage between cousins remains rampant in much of the Muslim world. And the results are truly tragic.
Halloween is actually deeply rooted in the Christian tradition.
"Man is constantly being assured today that he has more power than ever before in history, but his daily experience is one of powerlessness." - Richard Weaver
Christopher Dawson: "The totalitarian state --- and perhaps the modern state in general -- is not satisfied with passive obedience; it demands full co-operation from the cradle to the grave."
What was of paramount importance for the biblical authors was one's moral standing before God, regardless of our problem-solving abilities.
Would we see a lot less anger, dissension, judgment, and rejection of the truth if we applied these principles to life beyond the workforce?
The writings of C.S. Lewis display a belief in limited government and a distrust of government-enforced morality.
For more than 400 years, between the ninth and the early 13th centuries, Europeans asked God to weigh-in on defendants’ criminal status. The method of their request: judicial ordeals.
A rising share of Americans think it doesn't.
Seneca thought that anger is a temporary madness, and that even when justified, we should never act on the basis of it.
INC Christianity is led by a network of popular independent religious entrepreneurs, often referred to as “apostles.”
Charles P. Pierce pens a plea to Barack Obama begging the former president to join ‘the resistance.’
The New York Times bombshell report on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein shows how absolution works in 21st-century America.
"Though I am sometimes reluctant to admit it, there really is something ‘timeless’ in the Tyndale/King James synthesis." - Christopher Hitchens
Brown’s words about religion are interesting, particularly when viewed in the light of famous author C.S. Lewis.
The lens of addiction prompts us to ask deeper questions about the nature and sources of happiness in our lives.
In G.K. Chesterton's day, the purity campaign was against booze, not cigarettes. But he'd say the "incurable morbidity of modern ethics” lurks behind both crusades.
Author Paul Kengor has written an account of the relationship between Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan that is compelling and unabashedly faith-filled.
Pope Francis loves to praise dialogue. But when it comes to global warming he is in 'the science is settled' camp.
A surprising claim from an author who took his own life three years later.
Did it start with a single act of defiance?
Modern life is exceedingly stressful. It’s likely that in our quest for material prosperity, we’ve utterly abandoned the need for spiritual prosperity.
Several leading Democrats have explicitly raised concerns about the religious views of judicial nominees.
What primacy does reason hold over passion in a universe in which objective truth does not exist?
Traditional Christian teaching has taught that the bond between one man and one woman is good for everyone, not just Christians.
The novelist Walker Percy believed violent storms offered respite from the curse of modern man: meaninglessness.
G.K. Chesterton's ideas and writings do no fit neatly into those of the 21st century, which makes them all the more important.
Pundits and politicians in the wake of Hurricane Harvey focused on saying, 'I told you so.' But evidence does not support the claim.
New polls show that the secularization of America is continuing.
Soul musician Daryl Davis can be a model for how to change people’s minds.
Some Christians say you cannot be both a faithful Christian and a libertarian. Are they right?
Numerous media outlets have attempted to tie recent hurricane activity to global warming. But are the claims supported by scientific evidence?
When we think of the destruction of books, we tend to think of Nazis and ISIS. It’s a vulgar, unenlightened act.
It would be a mistake to overlook just how Christian this idea is.
Over the last century, a large majority of Muslim countries have banned instant-talaq, including neighbours Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Americans are more divided than ever, but they're also desperate to restore civil discourse.
If you find yourself unsatisfied with what the current culture celebrates, you may want to turn to the ancient wisdom of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
It’s worth digging into the psychology of people attracted to totalitarian ideology, though we might not like what we find.
“Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation…”
Philip Booth, in a new essay for Religion & Liberty Transatlantic, says many Christians confuse inequality and poverty.
The Bible has ceased to be part of the storytelling that influences the West’s mainstream culture.
C.S. Lewis suggests that intelligence and faith go hand in hand.
Surely, after hearing my carefully reasoned beliefs on numerous occasions, a merely ignorant person would have changed their mind by now?
C.S. Lewis tackled the topic of social justice in his book 'The Screwtape Letters.'
Trade has always existed, and rich merchants have always been a part of the economic and political picture, but merchants have not always been the rulers, as they are today…
A Minneapolis writing conference was canceled because of the lack of diversity of the presenters.
A new survey shows more than half—56% to be precise—of Google's employees say the company was wrong to fire engineer James Damore for his controversial memo.
Without reference to theology, students who study classical history see an historic break between the West and every previous civilization.
A certain set of Catholics since Vatican II has rejected this embrace of religious freedom.
The quest for sensitivity has come at a cost.
There are two primary reasons Christians struggle to make high-quality art today.
Even Ancient Rome had a foodie culture, from which Church leaders, such as St. Augustine, St. Basil, St. Francis, and St. Paul, urged followers to abstain.
Four scientists writing for Quillette magazine said the memo was scientifically accurate.
Is it intellectual laziness, or something more?
Should we abandon arguments for abortion if they also permit infanticide?
The West is, Mr. Beinart insists, “a racial and religious term”: “To be considered Western, a country must be largely Christian (preferably Protestant or...
According to one religious scholar, today's Christians probably wouldn't like their counterparts who lived 2,000 years ago.
Exorcism is surging in the U.S., and CNN just profiled one of the world's top exorcists. But is demonic possession even real?
In his book 'Their Morals and Ours,' Leon Trotsky explained why the murder of children is perfectly justifiable under certain conditions.
As the oldest story in the Christian world, it attests to love, sacrifice, and redemption.
Free speech advocate Dr. Jordan Peterson, who has taken a stand against genderless pronouns, had his Gmail and Youtube accounts locked Tuesday, and Google is offering "no explanation" as to why.
Is it likely that Europe will have a Muslim majority in our lifetimes?
Media have dubbed Tibetan monk Matthieu Ricard the world's happiest man. He says this is "a total exaggeration," and he's right.
The first step to aiding the tortured Body of Christ is for the West to recommit itself to, and to reassert, Western values.
Young adults aren't taught to realistically evaluate their own skills in light of the job market and make wiser, more pragmatic – if less ego-gratifying – choices.
Having inspired numerous political leaders and social movements, its motifs are still alive and well today.
Are Christian publications falling for the allure of socialism?
Liberties give us the freedom to act, but they do not always entail the freedom to do these things without any interference.
Even when the evidence seems to point to intelligent design, hold out for a purely materialistic, designer-free explanation. One is sure to come along—sooner or later.
He’s probably less popular among US Catholics than anywhere else in the Church.
Many educated people – though perhaps not enough – know that it was medieval monks who preserved classical culture.
Can the religious left achieve the public status of the religious right?
Star Wars is an icon of the modern idol of distraction that has become the destiny of a generation of lost souls. Modernity’s enchantment with the film is rooted in a religious hunger for transcendence—but God has been left off...
C.S. Lewis, like Ayn Rand, believed unselfishness is a vice, not a virtue.
You can always find excuses to shake your faith and trust in God and in love. You can always find reasons to doubt. But, if you choose love, no trace of doubt can shake you.
'So, my dear ignorant, judgmental, *ssholes, this one is for you.'
Are people being replaced by goats?
Hobby Lobby deserves praise, not condemnation, for these actions.
Even the ACLU recognizes that “a proper education is virtually impossible without understanding the role religion has played in shaping history and society.”
“Any excuse for a party” used to be a joke; now it’s a lifestyle for the perpetually deserving.
The votaries of Diversity hold themselves entitled to take over secular institutions, and those founded to support other religions, and to persecute those who refuse to go along.
Professionals who dare to question the unscientific party line of supporting gender transition therapy could find themselves maligned or out of a job.
“As the demands for tolerance become greater, the bounds of acceptance can also become tighter.”
California has now banned state travel to eight other states. Maybe it's time to rethink our views on discrimination.
Think invisible men, time travel, flying machines and journeys to other planets are the product of the European or ‘Western’ imagination? Think again.
The most remarkable aspect of Tolkien’s vision is his ability to make the good desirable. Rather than portraying an exceptionally good character, he instead portrays rather...
HBO’s hit show 'Silicon Valley' recently skewered the trend of using 'empathy' to grandstand and feel good without actually doing anything.
The “newest” terrorists encourage more frequent active violence, hostage-takings and kidnappings.
It’s not news that Social Justice Warriors and the Political Correctness Police have overrun modern college campuses.
Though recognized for things that would be considered less than religious by most, all discovered religion late in their lives.
As Catholicism teaches abstinence before marriages, there is a common perception that Catholic schools would be places without hookup culture.
J.R.R. Tolkien's wisdom extends beyond Middle Earth and into the realm of real-life romance.
Sharia Law is actually quite progressive, in some respects.
Why is society fixated on rooting out cultural appropriation?
Those who don’t want to miss out on an “urgent” text message or email must reorient their desires toward those spiritual goods found in the good, true, and beautiful…
Cosmologist Andrei Linde outlined the possibility of creating a universe in a laboratory: a whole new cosmos that might one day evolve its own stars, planets and intelligent life.
The world's most famous atheist called Islam 'the most evil religion in the world' at a science festival in the United Kingdom, reports say.
Jordan Peterson offers some of the best advice on marriage you're likely to ever hear.
Those familiar with the teachings of fascism, or the modern racialist movement, should not be jolted by to learn Jeremy Joseph Christian supported Bernie Sanders.
The myth of Nazi occultism is more than an amusing curiosity; but this alluring image is false.
There is an effort afoot to convince people that humans are essentially no different than other animals. But the idea doesn't hold up under scrutiny.
Why Chesterton, Lewis, and Tolkien remain indispensable to Christian thinkers and the intellectual tradition of the West.
Insight from Ben Franklin, John Adams, and George Washington might explain this decline.
East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows said the city’s decision to exclude them from the farmers market had nothing to do with their religious beliefs.
Writing in City Journal, Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald says the left’s faith in open borders is impregnable.
In Europe, jihadists and potential jihadists are paid to separate themselves from the brotherhood of man.
Terrorism is not an ideology like communism or capitalism.
The results of the fundamental cultural differences between the West and Islamic civilization are there for all to see ... if we're willing to open our eyes.
Contrary to what you hear, religion could be on the rise.
Here are six statistics that drive home just how much things have changed in America in a little more than a half-century:
The idea can be traced to the Stoic philosopher Epictetus.
The question of whether a God exists is heating up in the 21st century.
Hey everyone, a relic of barbarism is making a comeback!
Lust and its corrupting power are a central theme in Dostoyevsky's masterpiece 'The Brothers of Karamazov.'
Moral grandstanding is worse than being merely annoying. There are strong moral reasons to avoid grandstanding.
Why are students protesting with greater vigor than any time since the civil unrest of the 60s and 70s?
In November 1944, J.R.R. Tolkien described an ending to The Lord of the Rings that fans of his epic tale will find unfamiliar.
Has the diminishment of one part of the First Amendment led to the squelching of another?
If Pope Francis wishes to identify institutions that breed conflict and poverty, he'd do better by turning his attention to states and big banks.
Communist countries have enshrined May Day as one of their most important holidays, often marked by elaborate workforce parades.
The seeking of the good of all does not require the violation of individual rights and interests.
The cause of the indifference, rage, and violence we're witnessing is the lack of any objective truth.
Some say that "Rome" still hasn't fallen.
This is a popular historical canard that has everything going for it except objectivity, rationality, and impartiality.
Francis Collins, a world-leading geneticist, says there need be no conflict between religion and science.
A memorable vignette Pope Francis is fond of reciting is nowhere in the novel he claims it to be.
You don’t have to be a Christian to appreciate the deceit in this canard. You just have to appreciate facts.
Gallup asked fifteen hundred Americans why they attend religious services. The responses might surprise you.
Is every human being in some sense a "believer"?
One in four Americans believe in aliens. Many of those who do are non-religious or atheists.
According to a recent WSJ report, Target Chief Executive Brian Cornell admitted to internal sources that the company handled the issue poorly.
Neil Gorsuch's credentials are impeccable, his character and judicial temperament unassailable, and his reputation among peers is sterling.
Turkey's referendum presents a choice between parliamentary democracy and legally institutionalizing single-man rule.
Do parents have a case for opposing Islam instruction in schools?
The problem with Christian culture is the same problem that our entire society faces: cultural illiteracy.
Over many centuries, Christian writers took scriptural ideals from Judaism and coupled them with Greco-Roman philosophical ideals of self-control.
In "The End of Ideology," Daniel Bell defined ‘ideology’ as “a set of beliefs... [that] seek to transform the whole of a way of a life."
University of Ottawa professor Jennifer A. Chandler pointed out that combining organ donation with euthanasia could be ethically problematic.
The FBI declined to be interviewed by 60 Minutes, providing just a terse, one-sentence reply.
Neil Gorsuch’s judicial philosophy, based heavily on natural law theory, was inspired by his intellectual mentor at Oxford University.
“Islamists want a Sharia compliant society,” Ayaan Hirsi Ali said. “Whoever is in their way is their enemy."
It stems from ‘Paradise Lost,’ and there is a simple explanation as to why many identify with John Milton’s Satan.
Tolkien allows us to find ourselves in Middle-earth, seeing ourselves reflected in the characters and the lessons they teach us.
His answer was a bit confusing, but the response sheds light on an important philosophical dilemma of our age.
Hypocrites often fall into these three traps.
Philosopher Jesse Prinz has argued that empathy is prejudiced and leads to “moral myopia.”
In 1950, the CIA established a headquarters in Paris and employed an army of operatives to recruit anti-Marxist intellectuals.
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” A quick introduction to Ash Wednesday so you don’t embarrass yourself like I did.
On March 30, 1973, the 'Charlotte's Web' author wrote a beautiful note to a dispirited man who had last all faith in humanity.
According to Scruton, an education who truly respects a child will instill him with the values which have today become irrelevant.
Speech does hurt people’s feelings. But it isn’t the speech itself that’s toxic. It’s the people engaged in the discourse.
Americans cannot have both liberty and social justice.
Aristotle said rituals define who we are. But a recent study shows new habits are not easily formed.
What did Jesus of Nazareth mean when he said “the last shall be first, and the first last”?
Will failure to ground our grievances in rational and logical discourse lead us down the path of the French Revolution?
Miss Manners' mistake is to confuse virtue with good manners.
Shakespeare's tragedy can be seen as a meditation on moral relativism, a worldview that is ultimately refuted and rejected.
Giving a good answer to a ‘Why?’ question is not just a philosophical abstraction.
Alexis de Tocqueville noticed an important difference during his travels in the 1830s.
Nietzsche wrote so much about love in 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' that it could be renamed 'Thus Spoke Romeo.'
Love is not the solution to life’s problems, but it certainly makes them more bearable.
The story is ghastly enough, but the media has doubled the horror.
Would we see less anger, frustration, and ostracism on college campuses and in America at large if we returned to a more objective view of truth?
Trade between nations is good, as trade between people is good. But is free trade intrinsically good?
A new study published in the Journal of Higher Education challenges diversity’s vaunted status.
He had some frank remarks about the treatment of Muslim women.
Torture contributes to a downward spiral of retaliation into barbarism.
There has been much discourse on what responsibility Christians have to immigrants and refugees seeking new homes.
Recent research suggests that neither teachers nor students really understand what critical thinking is.
It has to do with the great irony between the words and actions of the Democrat party.
“Medical assistance in dying" could save Canada as much as $138.8 million annually.
Those leading the boycott may be suffering from what one author calls the Othello Principle: “The eye sees what the mind looks for.”
Rand sold more than 30 million books. Atlas Shrugged has been ranked behind only the Bible as an influence on readers’ lives.
Many solutions to the problem of evil – called ‘theodicies’ – have been proposed.
The concept of forgiveness constitutes one of the most essential fundamentals of the human relationship with God, in the Judaic tradition.
Harry Frankfurt's minor classic sheds light on the Trump phenomenon.
Will our efforts to manipulate mankind through science only end in dehumanizing our own selves?
In 'The Rebel,' Camus declared for a peaceful socialism that would not resort to revolutionary violence. Sartre read the book with disgust.
What’s he doing trying to study? Didn’t he realize he’s at a university?
What happens when the religious beliefs that undergird a culture are pulled out from under it, as has happened in the West?
Odysseus serves as an image of homo viator. Man on a journey. Travelling man. Man on a quest.
Interpreting fossils that aren’t there comes with its own peculiar challenges, but the gaps that haunt the record also tell a story.
In a 1757 letter, Ben Franklin scolded a friend preparing to publish an atheist tract. But was Franklin's reason sound?
Ancient Greek philosopher Pyrrho of Elis pioneered a philosophy that might come in handy when dealing with pesky internet Trolls.
The paradox is this: All that is radical must be rooted.
The herd mentality. The susceptibility to propaganda. The philistine disdain for higher ideals.
If we want our children to have a better education than we had will we have to train our children to educate themselves?
Hazing practices have a deep history and cross-cultural universality.
Scientists are close to finding out how to create eggs and sperm in a Petri dish.
Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.
Give me the dawn of the Greek golden age in philosophy and not the setting of reason’s sun in the gloom, doom and nihilism of postmodernism.
The etymology of the term is a mystery
A Michigan man's ticketing for warming up his car on a frigid day brings to mind something Bertrand Russell wrote on "petty power."
In a state devoted to upholding the principle of equality – as a democracy does – chance is the proper and only foundation of authority.
National Geographic is now trying its hand at gender theory.
Students: “White philosophers” should be studied only “if required”--and then only critically.
This thesis was common in the ancient world.
There is a powerful human inclination to reduce others to mere objects.
Some influential Christian thinkers have criticized the very idea of "religion".
There are some things that evolutionary biology can’t answer.
How does the inner struggle with temptation affect how our actions are viewed by others?
As a student of philosophy and ethics, I think philosophy can help us clarify, systematize and evaluate the arguments on both sides.
Would we see a more functional, thriving population if Americans began embracing responsibility instead of thrusting it off on others?
The film, which is slated to hit theaters in October, will probe a timeless and timely question: What does it mean to be human?
My ideal home has two rooms: a bedroom to sleep in, and a kitchen to cook in.
By choosing to remember only half of their portraits, we deny celebrities their humanity and overlook an obvious truth.
According to Jean-Paul Sartre, someone who lives in bad faith treats themselves as an object, not as an autonomous or freely choosing agent.
A pair of Harvard researchers found that humans spend nearly half their time thinking about something other than what they’re doing.
Here is what the modern Christmas ditty looks like in heroic Anglo-Saxon metre.
College administrators often believe they have authority to suppress speech when an authors’ expressions get controversial. But is it good policy?
Has the first negative side effect to cannabis finally been found?
Once upon a time, in a far away land, Santa Claus gave way to Ded Moroz or “Old Man Frost.”
Crime, like everything else in America, has become politicized.
“Baby regret” seems to be the zeitgeist, and we have to wonder why.
As Heraclitus said, “A man’s character is his fate.” So what makes character?
See how culturally literate you are about modern philosophy.
The difference is relatively simple. But Orwell makes it clear that nationalism has nothing to do with nationhood.
Student have formally been asked to use the gender-neutral pronoun 'ze' instead of 'she and 'he'.
What’s objectifying about sexual desire is its ability to numb a person to reason, both in themselves and in others.
Defining this concept is not as easy as it appears.
Are we hypocritical for celebrating Christmas?
Prof. Charles Glenn shows that the creation of public schools was the triumph of one particular form of religion over others.
Take a look at these thought-provoking quotes and see which answer leads you to your life purpose.
Amazon grocery stores will eliminate waiting in lines... and jobs.
Contradictions are omnipresent in our intrapersonal life and they are particularly visible when strong beliefs come into play.
The question gets to the heart of a fundamental theological difference between Christianity and Islam.
A famous scene from the 1972 film 'The Last Tango in Paris' was shot by violating a very basic requirement for exercising moral agency.
The work, the learning, the exercise, the diet: all of the things you intend to do, but don’t. Who’s it all for?
Friends and students described the now-dead Ohio State student as bright, humble, and nice. So what went wrong?
The holiday season is here, and with it comes the dance to make sure nobody is offended.
Is prayer all too often thwarted by the inflated egos of humanity?
Does the ancient Greek philosopher offer a new way forward?
The last of Rome’s Five Great Emperors left a record of important life-lessons he learned from his adopted father.
Getting through the 30s and early 40s is key.
Have we finally arrived at the future Orwell predicted?
Is it because we now live in a world where feelings matter more than anything else?
Is it time we insist our educational institutions begin instructing students to think for themselves instead of indoctrinating them with PC ideas?
What if Hitler was neither Christian nor an atheist but still religious in his worldview?
There is a slippery slope from intolerance, to discrimination, to hate crimes and hate speech.
In pre-modern times, the discrepancy between the simple life philosophers advised and how people actually lived was not so great.
A writer at a current affairs magazine says yes.
Would we all benefit from returning to a weekly day of rest?
How often do we overestimate our own contributions and underestimate the contributions of others?
Their views have been labeled "concerning."
During the recent election, most of you were probably called either a “conservative” or a “liberal”.
In order to answer the question, we need to know the difference between what Shakespeare said and what Shakespeare wrote.
Tinder is lust. Netflix is sloth ... and it all adds up to idolatry.
Not quite, at least not in the way the liberal intelligentsia mean it.
The alt-right has been described as a 'Dark Enlightenment' movement that seeks to dismantle mainstream conservatism.
It comes in a nineteenth century comedy about three men (and a dog) who take a boating trip down the Thames River.
It’s clear that meaningful connection to other people is as essential to health as the air we breathe.
It might be science fiction, but Westworld grapples with moral questions that we are already facing in the present.
The logic puzzle can teach a lesson on the importance of using precise language.
The pope and many others fail to make a distinction between a wall designed to keep people in and a wall built to keep people out.
What happens when watering down academic integrity standards makes good business sense?
A culturally literate person knows the Bible...
The more we live life in the force field of our expectations, the more disappointment, frustration, anxiety, and anger we experience.
Proponents of ‘diversity’ aren’t really seeking diversity; it is conformity they demand.
Leading up to the election and on election day, I repeatedly encountered people calming their fears by saying this.
Is America's decline a logical result of its founding principles?
Many people will never learn how to see the artificial in the light of the real.
He was a friend and colleague of Heidegger.
Does Penn State’s new student essay contest reach the height of absurdity?
Narcissists are fully capable of pretending to be caring and compassionate, but they genuinely do not care about anyone more than themselves.
Are humans simply clever apes who follow our instincts in order to gratify our material needs? Or are we something more?
Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto, won’t use the pronouns “zie” or “hir,” and it could cost him his job.
Does the church need more leaders willing to conduct self-examination from within?
Bigfoot is a type of pseudo-scientific myth understood in the language of memory.
A pair of astronomers seem to think so.
If, as most Americans believe, a border fence is not justified, then neither is the current system of visa policies.
A professor argues that it broadens our understanding of the present.
Time for a new model?
It seems clear to me that both presidential candidates have