Telling Your Children about God When You Don’t Have Faith

You are a parent without faith living a normal life in today’s materialistic society. You watch your children grow, and you are proud of them. However, you see they need structure and a purpose in life that you can’t provide for them. Something is missing that leads your children to experience bouts of depression and … Read more

What Do You Say to Graduates Who Will Have Everything?

Those who address graduates usually speak about the struggle to obtain success in life. Graduates are told that they must now face the difficult challenges that await them. They should accept no limits in their quest to change the world. Armed with their new skills, they can now face whatever life can throw at them. … Read more

Why Economics Alone Will Not Get America Right With God

There is a major problem with books written solely from an economic prism. Consider the fact that the American economy is booming by all major indicators. Unemployment is down to record lows. Inflation is minimal. Consumer confidence is up. We have not seen times like this for decades. Admittedly, wages are still low, and debt levels … Read more

America’s Got Jobs but Not Happiness

There is good news in America today. Unemployment is down as the economy is booming. Jobs are available to all. Happy times should be here again. An economy-centered vision of society holds that plentiful jobs automatically lead to happiness. Give everyone a good job, they claim, and it will increase the person’s self-respect. Everything else … Read more

The Suicide of the West: A Tale of Two Miracles

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“There is no God in this book.” Thus reads the provocative first sentence of Jonah Goldberg’s latest release, The Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy. This declaration is perhaps an unintended summary of the book about the crisis in the West. From it, … Read more

The Opioid Crisis: A Spiritual Solution

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An opioid crisis is devastating America. Every day, more than ninety Americans die by overdosing on these new killers. The crisis involves the misuse of and addiction to opioids such as prescription pain relievers, fentanyl and heroin. New powerful synthetic opioids have become especially deadly. Too many people mistakenly reduce the problem to materialistic causes. … Read more

How Hobbes Separated Government From Virtue

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According to the ideology of absolute personal liberty, government exists to foster liberty and to mediate the inevitable conflicts that arise in the exercise of that liberty. The general rule that governs the use of liberty is pretty much “do what you want so long as you don’t hurt anyone.” This ideology of absolute personal … Read more

When Economics Dominates

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In the modern world, economics dominates. Everything is seen through the prism of economics. However, this is not the primary prism to see life; nor is it the most important human field. Obviously, the primary prism to see life is through the spiritual prism. [like url=]   Instead, the modern world inverts this proper order … Read more

The Answer to All Your Problems? “Coke Is It!”

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One of Coca Cola’s older advertisements gives an impression that their soda is more than just a beverage that satisfies physical thirst. The ad depicts a young man and woman with coca-cola and the slogan, “Coke is it!” The man and woman express looks of unrestrained pleasure and seem to derive a kind of self-fulfillment … Read more

When People Don’t Believe in the Soul…

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Perhaps one of the most harmful practices of today’s secular society is its turning away from concerns for the soul. The focus has shifted to this world and not the next. When people believed in the immortal soul, they sought after moral virtues and transcendental values whereby they might satisfy spiritual desires, and reach the … Read more