March 21, 2020
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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...

Many Voices

The 19th century English novelist, William Thackeray, once noted that “Mother is the name for God on the lips and in the hearts of little children.” From the moment of our birth, mothers are “for us” in ways too numerous to...

Sometimes the Truth Hurts

One of the effects of original sin is that, as human beings, we tend to be self-centered, and often have an overly-exalted opinion of ourselves. For instance, when Napoleon was planning his great invasion of Russia in 1812, someone warned him, “Sir...