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Apr 30, 2020

If you haven’t heard the terms “intersectionality” and “critical theory,” your children likely have, at least if they are in college or even high school.  What began as an academic theory decades ago is now a dominant way of seeing human relationships, at least for many: There are the oppressed, and there are...


Apr 29, 2020

Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul, referring to how its people resisted top-down rule, famously called India the land of a “million mutinies.” Apparently for many of the 1.3 billion people there, laws were thought of as suggestions, and obedience as negotiable.

The era of COVID-19 seems to be an exception. The New York...


Apr 29, 2020

"This idea that a criminal tortured to death on a cross is in some way a part of the God of Israel who is also the God who created the entire cosmos and everything in it, is possibly the strangest idea that anyone has had to persuade people of.”

But it’s also idea that changed the world forever—perhaps the most...


Apr 28, 2020

Someday, and I say this with full confidence, the world will be on the other side of COVID-19. But I have very little confidence of what kind of world will emerge on the other side of COVID-19. How long will it take for the economy to recover? How many people will have lost their jobs or businesses? Will families emerge...


Apr 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to all kinds of “I’m trapped at home with my kids and I’m going out of my mind!” memes, and more than a few articles that would fall into the “first world problems” category. I’m not saying there aren’t challenges, of course. As one of the more helpful memes puts it,...