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In Defense of Leisure

“Her work was all she had or wanted. But there were times, like tonight, when she felt that sudden, peculiar emptiness, which was not emptiness, but silence, not despair, but immobility, as if nothing within her were destroyed, but everything stood still. Then she felt the wish to find a moment’s joy outside, the wish […]

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The Aquinas Option

It is held today that America has entered a “post-Christian culture.”  Theologically orthodox Christians are told that their vision of life and doctrine—a vision widely affirmed over two thousand years of Western history—no longer will be undergirded and promulgated by the increasingly secular social structures and cultural forces in our nation.  Therefore, the argument goes, […]

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Why Christians Should Reconsider Ayn Rand

Everyone loves to hate Ayn Rand—even, and sometimes especially, Christians. She’s the Left’s favorite bogeywoman, invoked as the dark goddess of capitalism—causing conservatives everywhere to run in terror, begging not to be associated with the “Guru of Greed.” Notice that Paul Ryan is still being pilloried for daring to appreciate Ayn Rand, even after distancing […]

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Discrimination and Disparities: Thomas Sowell on Racism and Reason

At today’s rate of decline, some people are becoming tempted to say things like, “Your stupidity exceeds my personal sanctification’s maximum level of tolerability,” and thus, shut down the conversation. Today, more than ever, people are tempted to communicate only in the confines of an echo chamber. But Thomas Sowell seeks to keep the conversation […]

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Before Rethinking Hell, Rethink the Worthiness of God

There’s a conference going on in my area this weekend. It’s called “Rethinking Hell,” and as you’d likely guess from the title, the point of the conference is to call into question the “traditional” view of hell as eternal conscious torment. The view which this conference suggests instead is often called annihilationism—the view that hell […]

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What Is “Knowledge” in Romans 1?

When it comes to a Christian view of philosophy––and especially a Christian view of epistemology––the primary battle ground is Romans 1. In that chapter, Paul talks about “what can be known” about God apart from Scripture. This knowledge of God apart from Scripture, Paul explains, comes “through the things that have been made.” In other […]

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