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Wanna Be Free?

The mantra of our society is “freedom,” which leads many to reject God, morality, and accountability. But Tim Keller explains why, in the absence of these elements, life has no meaning and “freedom” is anything but. If you want to … Continue reading

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Science and the Skeptical Mind

David Gelernter’s recent article¬†on “The Closing of the Scientific Mind” in Commentary has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention. Most of the article deals with the conflict surrounding the topic of human subjectivity, but I was struck by a … Continue reading

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Into the Abyss

Opponents of same-sex marriage have long argued that a departure from the one-man-one-woman-for-life model would open the gates to a wide variety of non-traditional marriage arrangements, including polygamy and polyandry. Their fears were dismissed as fear-mongering, and gay marriage has … Continue reading

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God and Suffering

  Peter Kreeft is a deep thinker, but has a gift for summarizing complex arguments in an easy-to-understand manner. This video is an excellent response to the argument that the presence of evil in this world disproves the existence of … Continue reading

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From Atheism to Faith: One Woman’s Journey

If you’ve not heard of Jennifer Fulwiler, you should get acquainted. She is a sharp, witty, young wife and mother from Austin, Texas. She is also an ex-atheist. The story of her journey from strong unbeliever to passionate believer is … Continue reading

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God and Evil

One of atheism’s strongest arguments against God is the existence of evil. If there really was an all-powerful and benevolent God, He would eliminate the scourge of evil in the world. But evil exists; therefore, God does not exist. But … Continue reading

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Children and Divorce

A recent BBC program explored the traumatic effect of divorce on children. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown shares some sad details from the program, and offers this conclusion: While nobody should feel they must stay with bullying, abusive or truly unsuitable partners, once … Continue reading

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Do Stay-at-Home Moms Have Value?

Princeton alum Anne-Marie Maginnis uses her considerable literary skills to review the state of the debate currently raging regarding the decision on the part of some highly educated women to stay home and raise their children. She takes strong exception … Continue reading

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The American Character

Peggy Noonan contrasts two U. S. Presidents in this recent¬†Wall Street Journal piece. I’m less interested in the political angle than in a side comment she throws in near the end. After ticking off a list of horrible incidents that … Continue reading

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Angry at Santa Claus

At some point in every child’s life, he or she learns the jarring truth that, in fact, there really is no Santa Claus. However they come to that conclusion, children eventually accept that their earlier infatuation with the bearded fat … Continue reading

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