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The Real Side-Chapels

The ongoing debate over Pluto (is it a planet? a small world?) is a sideshow. It deflects our attention from what C. S. Lewis called “the real side-chapels.”

Wheel of Fortune

The different ways we respond to the threat of nuclear war tell us which one of the two Western worlds we inhabit.

Indigenous Slavery Day?

October 10th used to be Columbus Day. Many now call it Indigenous Peoples’ Day. But does this ignore what many indigenous communities worldwide had done for eons?

I’ll Be Gone, You’ll Be Gone

It might be that what John Kay claims is plaguing finance is also plaguing the faith.

Why There’s No Rage

Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson recently asked why Trump doesn’t fill Christians with rage. I can think of one reason.

A Post-Christian “Persuasion”

Few Christians seem to recognize what the Netflix version of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” signifies. They would if they read one of C. S. Lewis’ lectures.

Saving Your Own Skin

Mitigating our insecurities requires something we rarely seem to hear about.

Livin’ in a Left-Brained World

The president’s debt-forgiveness plan reminds us we’re livin’ in a left-brained world.

An Exact Man

I’m grateful for what began as one-year writing project became two years. The benefit of these two years is becoming I’m becoming more of an exact man.

Original Religion

The authors of a new study say reports of religion’s decline in America have been exaggerated. But what if the study instead says we’re in a post-Christian age?