The Role of Stillness in Education an the Problem of Thinking Too Quickly

When our brains become overloaded with too much information, or when our working memory is compromised by being exposed to too many distractions, there are certain mental functions that stop working as…

Learning About Sin from Milton’s Satan

At last week’s Touchstone conference, Tony Esolen gave a talk about Milton’s Satan, in which he unpacked some of the psychology of evil. In the course of his lecture, Dr. Esolen shared…

Two Fantastic Offers (plus pictures from Touchstone conference)

A very generous donor is underwriting all ebook purchases of Gratitude in Life’s Trenches for customers outside the USA and Canada for the two weeks from October 15-30. That means that if…

Train Crash Highlights Value of Community

Last Saturday afternoon seemed like an ordinary weekend for residents outside the sleepy town of Joplin, Montana. With a population of only 200, nothing much happens in this small farming community 150…

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…

Mark Zuckerberg Has a Harem of Sex Workers that Facebook Doesn’t Want You Knowing About

As Instagram has transitioned from being a picture-sharing service to a self-branding platform, girls as young as 14 can cash in on stardom. However, in order for a girl to gain enough…

Recent Offerings

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…

We Are Facing a Sex Recession…and It’s Not a Good Thing

Writing in The Atlantic, Kate Julian observed that we are in the midst of a sex recession. Her article, “Why Are Young People Have So Little Sex?” explored the paradox that despite…

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…



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