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September 21, 2018
Are Adults Still Responsible for What They Did as Minors?
The Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is in jeopardy after accusations that when...
August 06, 2018
The Paris Statement on European Culture
Last year a group of European conservative intellectuals (including Roger Scruton) met in Paris in...
August 02, 2018
The World Does Need More Cowboys
The University of Wyoming has put out an advertising initiative with the slogan "The World...
July 30, 2018
What Does It Mean to be “Conservative”?
Sir Roger Scruton is a British philosopher who has written perceptively on a wide range...
July 17, 2018
Embracing Religious Identity while Rejecting the Religion’s Teachings
Today politicians in the U.S. and Europe are proudly trumpeting their Catholic identity, even as they...
June 29, 2018
My Thoughts on “The Benedict Option”
I finally read Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option: a Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian...
June 28, 2018
We Will Smoke Marijuana in Muskogee
"We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee," sang the great Merle Haggard in his iconic Okie...
June 27, 2018
“Baptism Violates the Baby’s Rights” and More from Once-Catholic Ireland
Ireland was once one of the world's most Catholic countries, but now that the nation...
June 26, 2018
An Example of a Christian Nation
Poland officially crowned Jesus Christ as its king. It also remains resolutely pro-life. Christian morality...
June 25, 2018
Myth vs. Parable: A Religious Awakening of Paganism?
David Brooks in the New York Times offers an interesting contrast between "myth" and "parable,"...
June 22, 2018
Social Pressure or Mob Rule?
Social media outrage has caused powerful executives to lose their jobs, brought down politicians, coerced...
June 12, 2018
How Legalizing Gay Marriage Also Oppresses Gays
One of the bêtes noires of the hard, hard left is "heteronormativity," the view that heterosexual...
June 08, 2018
Europe Is Neither Secularist, nor Devout
The Pew Research Center has carried out a study of religion in Europe, finding that...
June 08, 2018
“Muwaji’s Law” against Child-Killing in Brazil
As we blogged about before, Brazil is attempting to outlaw the practice of some indigenous...
June 07, 2018
Nearly Half of Americans Believe Pornography Is “Morally Acceptable”
The annual Values and Belief Survey from Gallup has found that nearly close to half Americans--with...
May 25, 2018
Will the New Critics of Liberal Democracy Turn Against Religious Liberty?
A number of conservative thinkers, in trying to address the political and cultural problems of...
May 22, 2018
Why Would a High School Kid Shoot His Classmates?
We had yet another high school shooting, with 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis in Santa Fe, Texas, prowling...
May 17, 2018
Defending Child-Killing in the Name of Cultural Relativism
In the jungles of Brazil, some tribes kill children who are disabled, who were born...
May 15, 2018
How the Commandments Define Civil Society (and What This Means for Abortion)
The always-interesting Peter Leithart, a fellow Patheos blogger, discusses Systematic Theology, II: The Works of God (2001)...
May 09, 2018
How Religious Success Can Threaten Faith
Eric Voegelin (1901-1985) is a thinker I want to look into more, writing as...
May 03, 2018
All the Lonely People, Where Do They All Come From?
Most Americans are lonely, according to a new study. And, contrary to what we might...
April 27, 2018
The Consequences of Gendercide in China and India
China and India have been practicing gendercide--that is, the systematic abortion of female babies--for decades. ...
April 25, 2018
Is Liberal Democracy Diminishing or Intruding Where It Doesn’t Belong?
What's happening to American freedom and democracy? Is it in danger? Is it thriving? Or...
April 20, 2018
An Ancient Description of the Early Christians
An article at Aleteia entitled This is How Christians Lived in the 2nd Century by...
April 18, 2018
Peter Berger on the New Class Struggle in American Religion
Thirty-seven years ago, I stumbled upon an article by Peter Berger, "The Class Struggle in...
April 17, 2018
Status and Belief
Christians talk a great deal about reaching the culture and influencing the culture. But Christians...
April 13, 2018
Churches’ Contempt for Men
Matthew Cochran, a Concordia Theological Seminary lay graduate who blogs at 96th Thesis has a...
April 10, 2018
Google Comes to Pryor, Oklahoma
Since retiring to a small Oklahoma town, such as the one I grew up in,...
April 03, 2018
Ignorance about Christianity
It isn't just that so many people today don't believe in Christianity. Often, they don't...
March 22, 2018
Marriage, Living Together, Divorce Statistics–by Denomination
The Pew Research Center has released a study of marital status in U.S. religious groups. It...
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