Neoplatonism, Beauty, and the Ascent to God

This is the third post in my series on Neoplatonism. To read earlier posts in the series, click here and here.   St. Augustine: From Manichaeism to Neoplatonism to Christianity From his…

Gratitude in Life’s Trenches

I am grateful to be able to announce that my forthcoming book, Gratitude in Life’s Trenches, will be available in bookstores on August 18th. In the meantime, you can read the introduction…

Gratitude as a Way of Seeing

Complaining is one of those things we do without even thinking about it. Some researchers have suggested that during an average conversation we complain to each other about once a minute. From a…

15 Questions About Masks and Conservative Values

Living on the border between Idaho (one of the most conservative states) and Washington (one of the most liberal states), it is fascinating to watch the tension. Sometimes it feels like these…

The AI Apocalypse is Happening Right Now…but not in the way you think

I have to confess, I’m fascinated by artificial intelligence. My favorite TV show, Person of Interest, explores what happens when a machine develops human-like intelligence. I am currently watching through the entire…

How SSPX Made an Idol out of Tradition, and Lost Christ in the Process

This article was written in response to hearing that a long-time friend is about to be formally received into the SSPX. This is my attempt to dissuade him and his family from…

From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Classroom

In 2017, I was hired to write a curriculum for the graduate programs of six different universities, to instruct teachers how to integrate mindfulness practices into k-12 classroom. When the curriculum was…

Pain is Opportunity for Spiritual Growth

From The Mystical Marriage: Spiritual Life according to St. Maximos the Confessor: “If it is the devil who is harassing you, he can strike you, cover your body with bruises, afflict you…

Modeling isn’t as Innocent as You Think

We will never be able to solve the problem of human trafficking until we ban indecent modeling, including the seemingly benign modeling of companies like Victoria’s Secret. Why? Because human traffickers are…

Eliminate the Thinking Errors that Hold You Back

“As the world must be redeemed in a few men to begin with, so the soul is redeemed in a few of its thoughts, and works, and ways to begin with: it…

Martin Luther King Jr. on Protesting

When I’m at my janitorial job, I’m working my way through the audio course The History of the United States. Earlier this week I came to the lecture on the civil rights…

Jordan Peterson, Joe Biden, and the Racist Underbelly of Identity Politics

I recently had an opportunity to publish a couple articles with Salvo Magazine that look at identity politics and its cultural consequences. My most recent Salvo articles is titled, ‘You Are What…



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