Pubs, Coffeehouses, and Democracy

In the Center for Public Justice’s Capitol Commentary, Matthew Kaemingk looks at the importance of pubs and coffeehouses for democracy and community: Democratic theorists lament that too many Americans now exclusively receive their political news and analysis through ideologically narrow sources. As Americans continue to construct tighter and tighter ideological echo chambers for themselves, many wonder how [Read More...]

The Exclusion of “Belle”

Maybe you saw the new costume drama Belle, which looks at issues of race and class during the time just before slavery was abolished in Great Britain. But what you might have missed (I certainly did) was how much the filmmakers left out – especially about the real abolitionists, and how they were motivated by faith: Let’s [Read More...]

What Gets Lost When Handwriting Declines?

Here’s an interesting question: what’s lost as handwriting declines in our increasingly digital age? But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep. Children not only learn to read more quickly when [Read More...]

Can Corporate Profits Help Communities Thrive?

As a professor at a Christian college, I often encounter students who are wondering if they need to start a nonprofit or ministry in order to do good in the world. They’re worried that working at or starting a for-profit enterprise is really just a way to make money, but won’t make a difference in [Read More...]


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