Moral Formation Over Time

From my interview with Bill Kabasenche: “You can’t just decide to become a good person – it’s going to be a process. You’re going to have to engage in a moral formation…

How Gratitude Changes the Brain

Virtue and Classical Education: A Commencement Address to a Graduating Class

Once Albert Einstein was traveling on a train from Princeton. When the conductor came down the aisle punching tickets the great physicist reached into his vest pocket, but could not find his…

The Irony of Sexual Liberation

From my Salvo article, “Wilhelm Reich and the Irony of Liberation.” If the first sexual revolution was about enjoying sex without being encumbered with the possibility of child-bearing, the second sexual revolution…

Are Humans Turning into Machines?

The Greeks had a myth which told of an artist, Pygmalion, who fell in love with an ivory woman he sculpted. The goddess Aphrodite granted life to the statue, who then bore…

St. Paisios on Busyness

Earlier this year, for the first week of Great Lent, I had the opportunity to go to the Saint Herman of Alaska Eastern Orthodox monastery in Platina, California. It was a beautiful…

The Shallows, Schema-Formation, and Memory

I am delighted to see a new edition of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, featuring a new Afterword about smartphones and social media. On his website, Nicholas…

Interview With Holistic Christian Life

Last year I was interviewed for the Holistic Christian Life podcast about my book Gratitude in Life’s Trenches: How to Experience the Good Life Even When Everything Is Going Wrong. I don’t…

Letter to a Geocentrist

Recently I have had a number of friends ask me about geocentrism, the belief that the earth is immobile and at the center of the universe. So I decided to share this…

“The Cathedral” by Auguste Rodin

One of my favorite artworks was made by the French artist, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917). His sculpture called “The Arc of the Covenant” or “The Cathedral,” shows two intertwined right hands gently touching…

Barbados Sea Turtles and the Desire For God

I have a Christian discussion group that meets every Saturday morning. At last Saturday’s discussion, one of the things we talked about were the sea turtles shown in the documentary Planet Earth…

Two Recent Publications

I wanted to share two recent articles I’ve published elsewhere. The first, “What the Wartortle?! On Augmented Reality & Our Impending Blended Digitized Future” appeared in Salvo #60 and brings together some of…



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In my forthcoming book with Ancient Faith about gratitude, I have a chapter about why it’s important for each of us to...

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In this recent interview with Ancient Faith, I share some of the personal factors that led me to write Gratitude in Life...

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