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April 26, 2016
The spiritual problem of boredom
Boredom has been called the spiritual problem of our age. Why is it a spiritual...
April 21, 2016
4 year-olds asked to choose their gender
A city in England has sent a letter to parents of children just starting school...
March 22, 2016
A medical statement about gender confusion in children
The American College of Pediatricians, a conservative medical organization, has issued a statement entitled Gender...
February 03, 2016
A cat trapped inside a human body
We have women born in a man's body, and men born in a woman's body. ...
January 07, 2016
In the course of a larger essay on the world's political woes, David Brooks points...
December 16, 2015
A six-year-old girl trapped in the body of a 52-year-old man
A 52-year-old man with a wife and seven children decided that he is really female. ...
December 07, 2015
From non-religious families to ISIS
It turns out that 80% of the French citizens who joined ISIS come from non-religious...
November 30, 2015
We all think we’re losing
Among the more interesting findings in the recent Pew study of attitudes towards government is...
November 30, 2015
Waiting in line
We reportedly spend about two years of our lives just waiting in line. It seems...
November 26, 2015
The psychology (and benefits) of gratitude
The field of psychology has usually concentrated on trying to understand aberrations and psychological problems. ...
November 19, 2015
The 1st use of the Law and the new commenting system
We theology nerds talk quite a bit about the Second Use of the Law (the...
November 03, 2015
People who think they are dead
I think a major problem today--one that looms behind other problems, such as sexual immorality...
October 28, 2015
Songs that you cannot get out of your head
The Wall Street Journal has an article on recent research into "earworms," those songs that...
October 27, 2015
She felt she was supposed to have been born blind
I've blogged about the "transabled," people who feel that they should have been born into...
October 07, 2015
Vengeance, competition, and Christianity
Some time ago, I stumbled upon a discussion of Christian anthropologist Rene Girard and Pay...
August 24, 2015
Why reading is good for you
Reading a lot, for pleasure, is associated with all kinds of physical and psychological benefits. ...
August 04, 2015
If not an introvert nor an extrovert, maybe you’re an ambivert
In addition to introverts and extroverts, psychologists are studying another personality type: the ambivert. From...
July 02, 2015
Euthansia for the depressed
Belgium, having legalized euthanasia, keeps extending it to more and more people: to terminally ill...
July 01, 2015
Will marriage wreck the gay identity?
The New York Times reports that some gays are worrying that legalized marriage and their...
June 19, 2015
Did you know that there is such a thing as bibliotherapy, in which counselors will...
June 17, 2015
The decline in the size of families--from 3.5 to 2 children in 50 years--has also...
June 15, 2015
If transgender, why not transracial?
We are told that personal identity is different from physical being, that some individuals feel...
June 10, 2015
Transgenderism vs. Feminism
The arguments for transgenderism contradict the arguments for feminism. So claims Joseph Backholm, who concludes...
June 09, 2015
How to be happy?
Happiness is not all it's cracked up to be. And happiness is not the test...
June 08, 2015
Psychology studies too reliant on college students
The field of experimental psychology operates mostly in research universities. So their test subjects tend...
June 03, 2015
The “Transabled”: people who want to be disabled
Transgendered individuals feel that they were born in the wrong body. There are also people...
May 29, 2015
Between first sleep and second sleep
About two years ago, we posted First Sleep, Second Sleep, which became the 12th most-read...
May 19, 2015
The World Beyond Your Head
Matthew Crawford, a philosopher who has found wisdom in being a motorcycle mechanic, is the...
May 12, 2015
A masculinity crisis from porn & gaming
A leading psychologist is saying that pornography and video games are crippling young men in...
March 31, 2015
A scholarly study of anti-Christian bigotry
Sociologist George Yancey has conducted a study of people who are bigoted against Christianity. He...
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