How C. S. Lewis Predicted Today’s College Campus Craziness—in 1944
C. S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man explains both the confusion and the radical ideology on campuses today
Modern education, Lewis warns, aims to produce “Men without Chests,” by which he means men and women with a deformed understanding of morality. Plato, Aristotle, and St. Augustine argued that the goal of education was to grow a young person’s conscience, so his moral understanding conformed to reality. When events at Yale University and... Continue Reading
Apocalypse Later: Millennial Evangelicals, Israel-Palestine, & Kingdom of God
The Kingdom of God for these young evangelicals is on earth right now
“If the Promised Land is no longer identified exclusively with the state of Israel, evangelicals like Gholston and Engoy — along with many of their religiously unaffiliated fellow millennials — are engaging their communities in ways that will upend the usual narratives about their generation.” White evangelical Christians voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in... Continue Reading
Taking Back Christianese #7: “America is a Christian Nation”
As Christians, we are fundamentally citizens of a different country, a heavenly one
Given the rapid moral and cultural decline of our country, the idea that “America is a Christian nation” is designed to stem the tide. It is a way of pushing back against the secularization all around us by reminding people that things were not always this way. It reminds people that Christians were, at one... Continue Reading
Federal Court Protects Children and Doctors from Harmful Transgender Regulation
Days before it was to take effect, a federal court in Texas issued an injunction against a regulation that would have forced doctors to perform gender transition procedures
“Had the rule gone into effect, Christian doctors could have lost their jobs or been sued for discrimination for refusing to perform gender transition procedures on children. The rule would have also required most private health insurance policies to cover transition procedures for minors.” The Story: Days before it was to take effect, a... Continue Reading
Why the Left Hates Tolerance
On the shallowness of left-wing “inclusivity”: The academy has embraced an ethic inimical to its founding principles.
Many readers will recall hearing sentences like this: “I disagree with you but support your right to voice your opinion.” How quaint that now sounds! The modern social justice warrior abominates disagreement as a form of heresy. Accordingly, he rejects tolerance in favor of enforced, indeed totalitarian, conformity. It is the antithesis of what a... Continue Reading
Five Key Findings on Religion in the U.S.
Gallup's ongoing research shows how religion in the US has changed over time
“The most significant trend in Americans’ religiosity in recent decades has been the growing shift away from formal or official religion. About one in five U.S. adults (21%) don’t have a formal religious identity.” Religion remains an integral part of most Americans’ lives, but Gallup’s ongoing research shows how this has changed over time.... Continue Reading
Campus Identity Politics Is Dooming Liberal Causes, a Professor Charges
"American liberalism has slipped into a kind of moral panic about racial, gender, and sexual identity that has distorted liberalism’s message and prevented it from becoming a unifying force."
America has a long history of anti-intellectualism, but this election revealed widespread distrust and hostility toward expertise, and the institutions, like universities, that produce it. Are scholars trusted less than ever? Absolutely. Part of that is due to the public image of the university as being full of spoiled, privileged professors and students who are... Continue Reading
Remember the Christian Bakers
Liberals have suddenly become champions of people being allowed to decline participating in something if it violated their conscience.
Surprising, indeed, after years of Christian bakers and pizza parlors being targeted for destruction by the gay left for refusing to participate in something because it opposed their conscience and faith. Then came the Radio City Rockettes, the world-famous dancers who with one swift move, seem to have illuminated the hypocrisy of some liberals, albeit... Continue Reading
Advent In The Deathworks
Our elites are characterized by their pursuit of de-creation — an unending total war against the sacred order and its adherents
We could call this a culture war, except that it is a war between culture and anti-culture, a de-creation or de-culturalization. Legutko describes these people, despite their prestige and power, as “a homo novus, uneducated, vulgar, primitive, having nothing but contempt for tradition … for history, culture, and anything subtle, genteel, elegant, beautiful, or spiritual.”... Continue Reading
Time to Face Facts: White Evangelicalism Has Always Been Right Wing
Some evangelicals — even those who didn’t support Trump — continue to defend the evangelical label and argue that it should mean far more than a conservative political expression
“From Civil Rights to Vietnam to abortion to gay rights, from national defense to tax policy to climate change to health care and on and on, white evangelicals have solidly and consistently championed the most conservative positions. Where some white evangelicals have at times been found on the other side of these issues, they have... Continue Reading