Suffering and Dying with a Purpose

By |2014-12-21T08:25:44-05:00December 21st, 2014|Tags: |

Recently while walking down Bath House Row in Hot Springs, Arkansas with two friends of mine, both nurses, I found myself involved in a conversation regarding the matter of assisted suicide, personified by the recent case of Ms. Brittany Maynard, who elected to end her own life prematurely so as to avoid the suffering [...]

Who is Our Neighbor in a World Full of Enemies?

By |2014-09-26T14:00:20-05:00September 28th, 2014|Tags: |

“And who is my neighbor?” So begins Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan, which contains one of the great Christian teachings. Though most are familiar with the parable, it bears repetition. Jesus tells of a man who is overtaken by bandits and left for dead on the side of the road. In this near-death state [...]

On Freedom, the Law, and Human Obligations

By |2014-10-13T22:05:34-05:00July 24th, 2014|Tags: |

“God created things which had free will. That means creatures, which can go wrong or right… If a thing is free to be good it’s also free to be bad. And free will… though it makes evil1 possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.” 2 [...]

On Happiness and Cable News

By |2014-06-25T14:32:42-05:00June 20th, 2014|Tags: |

I often wonder what benefit is derived from the obsession so many of us have with cable news. From my observation, the byproducts of watching and listening to the pundit class drone on are anger, mistrust, and, if we are honest, abject hatred for the opposing opinion. All that is offered on these channels are the superficial [...]

Remembering the God Man Forgot

By |2018-10-25T16:13:59-05:00April 29th, 2014|Tags: |

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” i In time in memoriam, this Christian proverb would be found deep in the hearts and readily on the tongues of all, and if not the proverb itself, then certainly the sentiment thereof. In our modern age, however, men have turned away from the wisdom [...]

Learning from Solzhenitsyn

By |2015-12-11T09:10:49-05:00March 2nd, 2014|Tags: |

I. “The Farther A Society Drifts…” As the generations progress, man’s relationship with what the ages have known as the truth grows evermore tenuous. It is rejected for reasons as laughable as being considered in our eyes not applicable, as if after the many thousands of years of man walking upright, man is suddenly [...]

The Age of Indifference

By |2014-02-26T08:57:49-05:00February 5th, 2014|Tags: |

In 1984, Russell Kirk penned an essay of almost prophetic accuracy, which soon thereafter appeared in the pages of Modern Age. This essay, The Age of Sentiments, suggests that the world was in transition between one age, the so-called “Age of Discussion”, and into another, one which Kirk labels “the Age of Sentiments.” As Kirk [...]