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‘It’s more blessed to give than to take…’

‘It’s more blessed to give than to take…’

People that live in Western countries tend to believe in the concept of ‘cycle of kindness,’ while people living in Eastern countries believe in the ‘Causal Principle’ – they share the belief that when someone ...

Does America need a ‘Civic Great Awakening’?

Does America need a ‘Civic Great Awakening’?

When it comes to the direction of society Americans (surprisingly) agree: things are not getting better. That’s the conclusion one quickly draws from a recent Pew Research report which asks what America will look like in ...

Rest and quiet contemplation: we need more

Rest and quiet contemplation: we need more

At meetings, conferences, receptions, and even during casual conversations I’m inevitably asked if I saw so-and-so on the stir-the-pot talk show last night or if I listened to talking-head-Bob this afternoon on his critique-everything radio ...

Why one inner city college is bringing back Plato

Why one inner city college is bringing back Plato

If we’ve learned anything in recent months, it is that the race, gender, or orientation of an author matters far more than the content of his or her book. As a result, many colleges are ...

Why atheists are not as rational as some like to think

Why atheists are not as rational as some like to think

Many atheists think that their atheism is the product of rational thinking. They use arguments such as “I don’t believe in God, I believe in science” to explain that evidence and logic, rather than supernatural ...

Medieval wisdom on healing personal discouragement

Medieval wisdom on healing personal discouragement

Who among us has not suffered discouragement, doubt, or sadness? When such feelings arise, we may hope a friend or loved one will help lift our spirit; we are disappointed when they don’t. We may ...