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I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure.

My early education taught me what to think. In high school, I learned how to think. In college, I learned not to think at all. Picture this: someone publishes an op-ed that makes you grind your teeth and create a sizzling jab ready to launch, because you must stand up...

Perseverance in Persecution: The Valentine Legacy

Saint Valentine, while lost amid a sea of chocolate bunnies today, was once a symbol of the religious persistence that defied tyranny in the name of life and marriage. No one quite knows who St. Valentine was, but historians see the story of Valentine in more than one...

It’s Complicated Between the U.S. and Turkey

Not all allies can be long-term allies. Former years of unified strategy in the War Against Terror era are long gone. Approaching is Turkey’s decoupling from the West. Once considered a valuable ally to the U.S., Turkey no longer represents liberal democratic ideals...

The Power of The Nation State is Falling – and That’s a Good Thing

Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the global economy and reconstructed the nature of our communities and politics, a friend expressed his frustration to me, muttering, “I cannot wait to live in precedented times.” But globally, the democratic...

Warning Signs: US Family Policy and China’s Tragic Legacy

The damage has been done. China is trying to reverse its one-child policies, but the superpower’s social fabric has been permanently frayed by the destructive ideology it codified in 1980. We have yet to observe the full effect anti-family ideology has had on China’s...

Most Philosophy is Grievously Wrong – And Enduringly Valuable

When considering the most prominent thinkers after Thomas Aquinas, many Christians could be forgiven for having a certain cynicism about philosophy. Descartes’ dualism, Hume’s ethics, Kant’s epistemology, and Locke’s understanding of our chief end all seem to violate...