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Happiness: Ancient and Modern Concepts of Happiness by Peter Kreeft. My topic today is Jesus’ concept of happiness. And we must begin with the dullest and most necessary preliminary: defining our term. Nearly everyone, from Aristotle to Freud, agrees that [...]
Time to Air Muslim Violence Against Christians by Lawrence Haas. Did you read about Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, and his call this month to “destroy all the churches of the region?” You might [...]
Do This by Peter J. Leithart. I was recently asked to identify the biggest cultural challenge facing American Evangelicals. In my judgment, the biggest cultural challenge is not “out there” in “the culture” but internal–I almost said, “inherent”–to Evangelicalism: the [...]
Southern Baptists and Neo-Anabaptists by Bart Gingerich. For leftists in Mainline and Evangelical churches alike, the Anabaptist tradition has been claimed as a foundation for nonviolence, social justice protest, and even federal entitlement programs. Recently, neo-Anabaptists have been reaching out [...]
Church Chases Away the Sunday Blues by Stephanie Pappas. Going to church regularly could boost your mood — and chase away the Sunday blues. A new Gallup analysis finds that Americans who attend a church, mosque or synagogue regularly are [...]
Why America Needs Social Conservatism by Justin Dyer. An America without social conservatism would be stripped of its conservative enlightenment roots and go the way of Europe via entitlements and centralized economic regulation. More at PD.
Victorino Matus: Europe’s Drinking Problem The announcement made news on both sides of the Atlantic: “A meeting of 21 scientists in Parma, Italy, concluded that reduced water content in the body was a symptom of dehydration and not something that [...]
Who Was Casanova? by Tony Perrottet. Purchased in 2010 for $9.6 million, a new record for a manuscript sale, the original version of Casanova’s erotic memoir has achieved the status of a French sacred relic. At least, gaining access to [...]
Gary Gutting: Does It Matter Whether God Exists? Discussions of religion are typically about God. Atheists reject religion because they don’t believe in God; Jews, Christians and Muslims take belief in God as fundamental to their religious commitment. The philosopher [...]