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

What Can We Expect for 2017?






As we enter 2017, many people are still recovering from the stress and drama of 2016. From a political, social and religious standpoint, 2016 was a year of unexpected and unimaginable turmoil. The year brought us to the edge of … Continue reading

Why We Stop for Christmas






It is Christmas time, and the world stops for a brief moment. It does not stop long because there are too many important things to be done to waste on festive and unproductive folly. It can only be a short … Continue reading

Light, the Ultimate Gift






And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night watches over their flock. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and they feared with … Continue reading

Page 1 of 17
1 2 3 17