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December 3, 2014
As a society we seem bent on sexualizing everything. Nearly every movie or TV series for adults features a good deal of sexual insinuations, talk, and action. Women’s chic clothing is provocative; even small…
November 24, 2014
In Interstellar, love of particular individuals guides the protagonist’s actions, rather than abstract humanity.
November 22, 2014
In his new book Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity, Anthony Esolen uses his considerable wit and insight to break our self-deceit, the lies we tell ourselves about life, sex, meaning, and marriage.
August 7, 2014
It is commonly supposed that ours is a culture that worships sex. “50 Shades of Grey” was a publishing phenomenon and the movie trailer a smash hit on YouTube. Sadly, it is not that our culture worships sex too much, but rather we do not worship it enough.
May 15, 2014
Unlike Western churches, there is no sense of marriage as a contractual agreement between the couple. If there is a contractual element, it is in the Betrothal, and not seen as sacramental.
May 13, 2014
H.L. Mencken thinks such notions are more than foolish, and argues that marriage is a “status” more than a “contract,” and that the essence of a marriage relation lies in its merging of interests, hopes, fears, sorrows, triumphs and glories.
April 5, 2014
Research has shown that while the rest of the U.S. has become more accepting of same-sex marriage, Evangelicals have stood firm in their convictions and this is true for older as well as for younger Evangelicals.
March 29, 2014
If stories convince us that certain positions are absurd or foolish, reason, logic, and data will look foolish, mean-spirited, and absurd.
February 14, 2013
Last night, I was able to attend an excellent concert by Mumford and Sons in Fairfax, VA. They’ve been freshly dubbed with a Grammy for best album of the year–a most interesting category since…
January 28, 2013
The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, recently addressed a gathering in the rump Diocese of South Carolina. Angry that most of the original Diocese of South Carolina has quit the…