Category: Culture

What Do Explorers Pack?

In the February 12 and 19 issues of The New Yorker, David Grann gives us the fascinating story of Henry Worsley, a modern arctic explorer. In the footsteps of his hero, Ernest Shackleton, Worsley made...

/ February 15, 2018

Judges: ICE Can’t Deport 100 Christians to Indonesia (Yet)

This story is published in full at Christianity Today On February 1, a federal judge put a halt to the deportation of about 50 Indonesian Christians living in New Hampshire. The next day, a different...

/ February 8, 2018

Foreign Policy in President Trump’s State of the Union

Donald Trump is a self-proclaimed “America First” president. Perhaps unsurprisingly, that has translated into a much stronger focus on domestic issues than foreign policy. This is not to say President Trump has no foreign policy,...

/ February 1, 2018

10 Ways to Stay Motivated

So you made your resolutions–and you’re already falling behind. You’re already putting a pause on achieving your goals. You’re making excuses, adding caveats, and putting off what you said you wanted to do. I’ve been...

/ January 26, 2018

The Three Languages of Politics

Recently, I read through Arnold Kling’s short, inventive book, “The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across the Political Divides.” It puts words to a realization that many of us have had. Especially lately, we sense...

/ January 23, 2018

Be Pro-All-Life

Today is the March for Life. As Christians, we are called to be life-giving. Imitators of the Father, who breathed life into creation. Disciples of Christ, who grants new life through his death and resurrection....

/ January 19, 2018

For My Young Immigrant Friends

Saying Things That Shouldn’t Need to Be Said I can’t believe I’m writing this in 2018, but none of my immigrant friends have ever threatened me—either my physical safety or my personal beliefs. They’ve not...

/ January 16, 2018

Think Investments Over Goals

Last year, I had the idea to write a pair of ebooks. The ebooks were intended to supplement the blog, drive traffic to it, and expand my writing platform. It was a good goal. The...

/ January 12, 2018

Understanding the Protests in Iran: A Brief Reading List

For many Americans, Iran is part of the modern “axis of evil.” It’s a country that, along with North Korea, is dubbed a bastion of terror and corruption. We hear about Iran daily in the...

/ January 9, 2018

It’s Never Too Late for Your Resolution

There’s something about the clock striking midnight on the last day of the year. There’s a certain magic with the drop of a glittering ball in Times Square, as though the whole sum of your...

/ January 5, 2018