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Now that I am fully recovered from COVID-19 (yes, for those who don’t know, I suffered a bad bout of COVID-19 in August, with a fever of over 100 degrees for a…

How the Sexual Revolution Cheapened Sex

My colleague at Salvo Magazine, Nicole King, makes some intriguing points about the strange itinerary we have reached with the sexual revolution. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, he imagined a society…

Mars Hill Audio Journal Interview about Gratitude

I was recently interviewed by Ken Myers of the Mars Hill Audio Journal about my book Gratitude in Life’s Trenches: How to Experience the Good Life Even When Everything is Going Wrong.…

Technology and the Return of the Old Gods

At the close of the Millennium, David Noble published a book with Penguin titled, The Religion of Technology, in which he explored the spiritual underpinnings behind the modern technological vision. In the…

Touchstone Comes to Defense of Russell Moore

Some of you may know that I am editorial assistant for the Fellowship of St. James, which publishes Touchstone Magazine and Salvo. If you are not a subscriber to Touchstone, I would…

Young Earth Creationist Epistemology, Stephen Meyer, and ID

Through my work with Salvo Magazine, I have started to get involved in the Intelligent Design (ID) movement. I have found ID refreshing after my past involvement in the fideistic wing of…

Nine Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Parenting Teenagers

I first published this post in 2014, but am rerunning it now for the sake of many new readers who may not have seen this. Introduction Having been involved in raising five…

How Fr. Stephen De Young’s book, “The Religion of the Apostles” (Ancient Faith, 2021) Challenged My Understanding of the New Testament…and Jesus

When I received my copy of The Religion of the Apostles: Orthodox Christianity in the First Century by Fr. Stephen De Young, I felt I had finally come home. I expected the…

Letting go of Troubled Thoughts

I’ve started reading The Mystical Marriage: Spiritual Life According to St. Maximos the Confessor, translated and edited by Archimandrite Maximos Constas. I was struck by the following words from Archimandrite Maximos’ Introduction.…

How I Came to Understand that Natural Rights are Fake

Regular readers will be aware that for some time I have been questioning the idea of natural rights. Natural rights are rights (things to which we are entitled) that are God-given, inalienable, a…

Gratitude, Love, and the Struggle for Spiritual Emotion

Last year I published a book about gratitude because gratitude is greatly misunderstood. It is greatly misunderstood because spiritual emotions are misunderstood. Spiritual emotions are misunderstood because struggle is misunderstood. Spiritual emotions…

Healing From Pandemic, Importance of History, Roe v. Wade, and a Podcast about Gratitude

Here are some resources from my recent publications and public speaking.   Healing From the Pandemic. Earlier in the year I was asked to give a talk for a Greek Orthodox Church,…



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This year has been a year of trouble, ranging from COVID-19 and its aftermath, to civil unrest. The troubles that...

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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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