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The path I followed in becoming a Christian. Achieving Happiness: Advice from Kierkegaard by Michael W. Austin. The Danish philosopher Sören Kierkegaard (1813-1855) believed that philosophy should focus on deep questions related to God, humanity, ethics, and meaning in life. [...]
Here’s an excerpt (pdf) from Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy by Robert Sirico.
Christianity is Not for Quitters by William Doino Jr. At his famous Harvard Commencement address in 1978, Alexander Solzhenitsyn remarked, “A decline in courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West.” Thirty-five years [...]
Would Paul Have Made a Good Evangelical? by Peter Enns. No. Even when you account for 2000 years of cultural differences between Paul and Evangelicalism, the answer is no. Why? Because Paul didn’t treat the Bible the way mainstream Evangelicalism [...]
The Attempted Unitarian Universalization of The United Methodist Church by John Lomperis. One of the most striking contrasts for me to observe between mainline-denominationally-affiliated theological liberals in “safer” environments like Harvard Divinity School (where I earned my MDiv) vs. in [...]
The End of Counterinsurgency by George Friedman. The U.S. military for years has debated the utility of counterinsurgency operations. Drawing from a sentiment that harkens back to the Vietnam War, many within the military have long opposed counterinsurgency operations. Others [...]
From Christian Punk Rocker to Agnostic Professor: An Interview With Ojo Taylor by Bert Montgomery. See here.
Future Tense, X: The Fourth Revolution by James Piereson. The question today, then, is whether or not the party system formed in the 1930s and 1940s is about to exhaust itself in a new upheaval that will lead to some [...]
The Folly of Recall Elections by Jonah Goldberg. It should surprise no one that I’m opposed to the recall of Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor whose fate will be decided Tuesday. But that’s only in part because I support what [...]
Here’s an excerpt from Rethinking Religion and World Affairs, ed. by Timothy Samuel Shah, Alfred Stepan, and Monica Duffy Toft.
“Don’t Eat Fortune’s Cookie” by Michael Lewis. See here. (h/t VC)