Category Archives: Religious Faith

Reassembling Humpty-Dumpty

There’s been a long-stated conviction among conservative Christians, particularly evangelicals, that the path out of the West’s current predicament requires their active re-engagement with culture with the ultimate aim of restoring Christianity to some preeminent place in American and Western … Continue reading

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The Freedom Afforded by Our Exoskeleton

I’ve pointed out in earlier essays how the dense network that we humans have constructed over ages — a contrivance I’ve come to call the Networked Human Exoskeleton (NHE) — has conferred on our species immense, almost unfathomable intellectual, technological … Continue reading

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A Very Unorthodox 2018 Advent Message

Every so often at around this time, I’ve feel compelled to craft some sort of seasonal message, an Advent message, of sorts. These messages are not only heartfelt but also are intended to express two things: my evolving views on … Continue reading

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Iceberg Morality: The Christian Moral and Ethical Legacy of the West

I have become an avid Twitter follower of Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option, who has offered a lot of thoughtful and valuable insight into the implications of a post-Christian West, particularly in terms of how this is reflected … Continue reading

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Network Binding and the Course of Human History

The naysayers among us may be right: We Homo sapiens may indeed be on the verge of destroying our planet and ourselves over the long run, but we remain singular creatures, at least, in one sense. Unlike every previous hominin … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins and the Decline of Christianity

I read with great interest this morning that the great evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins has warned Europe, the cradle of both Christendom and Western Civilization, not to abandon Christianity wholesale. As Dawkins sees it, Christianity, compared with Islam, … Continue reading

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The Creaky Scaffolding of the West

Evangelical Christians have labored for decades under the assumption that they can reclaim, piece by piece, the secular culture of the West through active engagement with it. Like Sisyphus and his stone, millions of Christians, despite setback after setback, remain … Continue reading

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