June 21, 2020
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Regarding Wooden Nickels

Sometimes these days we aren’t sure what to believe. For instance, we’ve been told many things about the corona-virus and the proper response to it. Some experts say the worst has passed; others say a spike in new cases can occur at any time if...

God Doesn’t Work That Way

One of the greatest political activists, novelists, and historians of the 20th century was the Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who died in 2008.  He chronicled the evil and repressive history of the former Soviet Union, and spent...

Seeing Ourselves and Others—In the Light

On the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Jesus (John 9:1-41) reveals the possible hidden tragedy of self-delusion. “Surely we are not also blind, are we?”  Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, ‘We see,’ so...

Truth and Light

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. (Isaiah 8:23-9:3) When will this miracle of light happen again and illumine our world? If we refuse to be impressed by some of...

The Bioethics of Data

As an analytical chemist, my professional world revolves around data. Experiments mean nothing without data and furthermore, the experiment doesn’t exist unless the data is fully documented. I analyze data for a living and I’m constantly on the...

Walls and Swords

It is painfully obvious that America has fallen off its cultural path and is at war with itself over a multitude of issues. The author of the new book Why Liberalism Failed, Patrick Deneen has brilliantly exposed the historical roots of this...

Why Aren’t America’s Problems Being Solved?

The United States has had a border problem for decades and both political parties have blamed each other, promised to solve it if elected, failed to do anything about it when elected, and then blamed the other side for their failure. The same is...

Where is Truth?

Being human, we strive toward various goals in life. Most, if not all of them, are directed in search of the truth or a derivative feeling of authenticity. One of the most tender, blatantly straight-forward, and crucially philosophical questions of...