The Promethean Temptation

We all wear Gyges’s Ring in the Digital Age. In Plato’s Republic, Gyges…

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Fighting Decline in Toxic Times – Part II

“One good thing about music—when it hits you, you feel no pain.”  - Bob…

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Consider the Source

In our post-truth politics, fake (and even deepfake) news-saturated era,…

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The Vice of Sloth Meets the Virtue of Minimalism

Sloth, one of the infamous seven “deadly” sins, is a disordered desire to…

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“Build the Wall!” A Flight from Understanding

“Build the Wall!  Even Heaven has a gate.” So reads a bumper sticker…

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Fighting Decline in Toxic Times

We live in toxic times. Stating your opinion, especially on delicate…

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Our Political Mirror: Questioning Ourselves Amid a National Crisis

The crisis of our politics has burst upon us in the two-week crescendo of…

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The Search for the Jesus of History – Where We’ve Been, and Where We’re Going

Did Jesus of Nazareth exist?  Christians say in their creed that He was…

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