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March 05, 2018
Vocation and Self-Defense
In the current debates over gun ownership and self-defense, we would do well to consider...
March 01, 2018
The Pope’s Efforts to Reverse Birth Control Ban
It appears that Pope Francis is trying to reverse the Catholic Church's unpopular and widely-ignored...
February 20, 2018
The Two Kingdoms Doctrine Does Not Mean Moral Relativism
Some evangelicals and other conservative Christians who support President Trump no matter what he says...
February 20, 2018
Hollywood’s New Rules for Sex Scenes in Light of #MeToo
Hollywood is reeling from the sexual abuse and harassment scandal that brought down producer Harvey...
February 14, 2018
A Serious Call to Ban Pornography
Some of you may remember that in our predictions for 2018, I said that the...
February 08, 2018
The Olympics & the Disenchantment of Sports
The Winter Olympics start today. Are you all fired up about that? No? The entire...
February 07, 2018
Coveting as the Root of the Other Sins
The Jewish scholar Leonard Greenspoon of Creighton University (a Catholic institution) explores the concept of "coveting" in...
February 02, 2018
The End of Anonymous Access to Pornography?
The pendulum is swinging against sexual permissiveness, as the reaction against sexual abuse and sexual...
February 01, 2018
Hypocrisy at the Grammys
The Grammy Awards last Sunday, the music industry's award show, featured the by-now familiar litany...
January 26, 2018
Why Secularists Have Problems with Forgiveness
There is currently no real concept for forgiveness in the secular world, no mechanism for...
January 18, 2018
The Philosophy That Opposes Birth and Being Born
In researching policies that are "antinatalist"--that is, "anti-birth," discouraging having children--I found that there is...
January 09, 2018
The phenomenon is real, though I worry that it will be used as a club...
January 09, 2018
Warnings Against the “Re-Moralization” of Sex
People are fighting to keep the sexual revolution alive, even as it falls apart. They...
January 03, 2018
How the Sexual Revolution Morphed into a Religion
If traditional religions are receding, and yet much of the population remains “spiritual but not...
November 28, 2017
A New Sexual Identity: The Digisexuals
Add to the panoply of sexual preferences, orientations, and identities a new term, one that...
November 24, 2017
Taxpayers Have Been Paying Congressmen’s Sex Settlements
Now that the sexual harassment and abuse of women is coming out of the closet, we...
November 21, 2017
Environmentalism vs. Children
Some environmentalists have revived the notion that having children is immoral, contributing to global warming...
November 17, 2017
Sex Charges Expose Hypocrisy
The accounts of sexual harassment, assault, and other mistreatment of women have become an avalanche. ...
November 14, 2017
The Roy Moore Controversy
Roy Moore, the judge who refused to remove the Ten Commandments, is the Republican nominee...
October 27, 2017
Conservatives–and Christians?–for Marijuana Legalization
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Americans support the legalization of marijuana. More than half (51%) of...
October 13, 2017
Sex Is a Big Deal
The Sexual Revolution overthrew all moral teachings and cultural attitudes that put limits on sexual...
October 05, 2017
Thoughts and Prayers
What do you say to a person afflicted by a tragedy?
October 03, 2017
Conservatives on Hugh Hefner, pro and con
The New York Times token conservative Ross Douthat gives what I consider to be the definitive summary...
September 21, 2017
Teenagers are forswearing “adult activities” like sex & drinking
The number of teenagers who have had sex and who have tried alcohol has plummeted since...
September 13, 2017
The Natural Virtues, the Theological Virtues, & the Commandments
In thinking about "virtue ethics" and the Christian life, it is important not to...
September 12, 2017
The Problem Isn’t “Too Much Gospel”
Some churches that seem to go easy on moral issues are accused of preaching "too...
September 11, 2017
Virtue Ethics and the Christian Life
Given that we are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone,...
August 31, 2017
The Nashville Statement on Biblical Sexuality
Is this a "catholic" document, in the sense that all conservative Christians can sign it,...
August 30, 2017
Artificial Intelligence and Religion
Technology experts such as Elon Musk and scientists of the caliber of Stephen Hawkings are...
August 17, 2017
Virtue Signaling as Self-justification
We have a need to "justify" ourselves, to show that we are right, that we...
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