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June 08, 2013
Sex Ed is Obviously Meant to Teach…
Last Friday, I was on Sheila Liaugminas's Relevant Radio show ("A Closer Look") with a...
June 04, 2013
Modern Stoicism – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
A number of my friends have gotten more interested in Stoicism of late and have...
May 29, 2013
You Gotta be Kind to be Cruel
Libby Ann and Daniel Finke are running another installment of their Forward Thinking series, where...
May 25, 2013
Oh, the places you might not want to go!
Tomorrow, I get to watch my brother graduate, and I'm quite excited for him, and,...
May 16, 2013
The Rotten Orange and the Kingslayer
Calah Alexander kicked off a Patheos Catholic-wide conversation about certain kinds of abstinence-only education with...
May 09, 2013
The Self-Inflicted Wound of the Torturer
In C.S. Lewis's Of Other Worlds, most of the selections in the book are critical essays,...
April 24, 2013
Pardon me, are you using that education?
In The Guardian, Keli Goff has some harsh words for women in my demographic who become...
April 23, 2013
The Sin of Inconvenience
I'd like to highlight a couple comments from the quite long thread on Babies on...
April 20, 2013
What Good is Sitting Alone at Your Desk?
In The Washington Post, Elsa Walsh takes issue with Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In. Walsh thinks Sandburg's...
March 20, 2013
Now we shoot through a screen, darkly
Via Mark Shea, Time has a lovely story about a German pilot who couldn't find...
January 30, 2013
What should we be hurt by?
Poking around the internet, I ran across two interesting articles that seemed to be linked...
January 21, 2013
Waiting for Enemies to Die
There's an expression I've heard in the gay rights movement as a kind of rallying...
January 17, 2013
What Do We Owe All the Valjeans?
Since Les Mis seems to prompt endless reprises on this blog, you won't be surprised...
January 09, 2013
But Aren’t Saints Dreadfully Dull?
Tonight I'm seeing Les Miserables for the third time (there have been various outings as people...
January 06, 2013
The Criminal Justice System, Touched by Radical Forgiveness
In today's NYT Magazine, there's an amazing story about forgiveness and the criminal justice system. Conor...
January 02, 2013
Two Terrible Ways to Have Sex
Eaton of Growing up Goddy has written a much needed jeremiad against a poisonous strain...
January 01, 2013
Help Me Keep A New Year’s Resolution
New Year's is a time for cached thoughts. When people ask about resolutions, my...
December 04, 2012
Is Judgement Always about Punishment?
Chris Hallquist has uploaded another chapter of his book for comment I don't have anything...
November 17, 2012
My Hatred of Football Outweighs My Apathy for Harvard
I hate football. If humans are the thinking animal, football (and the hard hits and...
November 12, 2012
The Day After Veterans Day
Veterans Day occurred yesterday in the U.S. It's a federal holiday for the recognition of...
November 05, 2012
Put Your Moral Philosophical Hands Where We Can See Them, Dennett!
This post is part of a series discussing Daniel Dennett's Breaking the Spell. Very early on in...
October 30, 2012
How art thou Fallen, Severus, son of Spinner’s End
As we're all battered by a storm, huddled up by our stockpiled supplies, our minds...
October 29, 2012
What Freedom from Moral Sensibilities Feels Like
Writing for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Kevin Dutton underwent transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to...
October 25, 2012
Why Won’t Candidates Run on This Life Issue?
This week, as part of Election Month at Patheos, the prompt for bloggers is: What...
October 15, 2012
To take up arms against a sea of sexists
In July of 2011, an unpleasant incident at an atheism conference prompted a much needed...
October 11, 2012
The Generic God of the Stump Speech
Patheos bloggers are roundtabling on issues of faith and politics in the run-up to the...
October 08, 2012
Fending off near occasions of sin
Late last week, Xanthate asked: I got to ask, as a Christian, how do you feel...
October 04, 2012
Know Your Enemy
I've been introducing one of my housemates to Battlestar Galactica and we got into an argument...
October 03, 2012
Unarmed Prophets Stuck in a Chinese Room
I received a comped copy of Alone with a Jihadist through Speakeasy. Aaron Taylor spent seven hours arguing...
September 26, 2012
Happy Petrov Day! Celebrate by not annihilating everyone!
Taken from the description of Petrov Day on LessWrong: The story begins on September 1st,...
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