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The Great Divide (Pt.4)

The American Continental Divide reminds us that our understanding of history largely depends on which side of C. S. Lewis’ Great Divide we live on.

The Great Divide (Pt.3)

Systemic racism persists throughout American history, no doubt about it. But it’ll surprise some to learn how the American version of evangelicalism is complicit in this.

The Great Divide (Pt.2)

The British historian A. J. P. Taylor quipped that the Enlightenment is still interesting only to those who are still worried about Christianity. I’m certainly one of them.

The Great Divide

When the first Europeans crested America’s Continental Divide, they discovered two things – what we also discover in cresting what C. S. Lewis called “the Great Divide.”

Where The Sausage Is Now Made

There’s an old saying: Laws are like sausages. Better not to see them made. But that’s not the case when we see where the sausage is now being made.

Fiction, Fables & Stories

Those angered at the killing of George Floyd are working to end racism. They might benefit from the lessons learned by a new generation of war-game planners.

Zoomed Out

According to Gallup, Americans are experiencing the sharpest drop in perceived well-being on record. Is some of this due to zoom fatigue?


An African-American friend recently told me he felt we don’t have categories to adequately describe what’s happening in the streets. He’s right. Here’s why.

Poor Diet

It’s difficult for most Americans to understand what is happening in the streets at this time. That’s because most of us have a poor diet.

End of Our 500-Year Cycle