A Brilliant Defense of Christendom

Many believe that Christendom was a rigid and brutal order. In medieval times, we are told that tyranny ruled, and the Church and the nascent State were constant rivals in the pursuit of dominance. So many modern historians have cynically … Continue reading

Explaining God to a Godless World

  A Review of the Book Why God?: Explaining Religious Phenomena by Rodney Stark (West Conshohocken, Penn.: Templeton Press, 2017).   Having read, reviewed, and enjoyed Dr. Rodney Stark’s 2016 book, Bearing False Witness, it was a delight to be … Continue reading

What Makes People Pay for a Walking Companion?

Sociologist Robert Nisbet once said that the quest for community cannot be suppressed. It is one of the most powerful needs of human nature. Through community, a clear sense of purpose and belonging is established. People feel they belong to … Continue reading

Why Regulation Does Not Always Work

It is astonishing to see how so many people think unbalanced markets can be regulated into order. They think that stopping abuses with straitjacket regulations will solve all problems. In the case of frenzied markets, this usually addresses the effects … Continue reading

Your Online Protests Stop Sacrileges

Twice in the last month, online protests of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) have succeeded in removing sacrilegious items from purchase or have elicited apologies from the offending parties. The first incident involved … Continue reading

Why Do People Do Such Barbarous Things?

Hardly a day passes when some barbarous act does not jump to the headlines. Barbarous—there is no other word to describe these vile deeds. Thus, whether it be the sadistic torturing, terrorist beheadings, mass shootings or truck ramming murder sprees … Continue reading

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