Tags archives: society

Why Do Universities Exist?

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Academic freedom—accompanied by respect and charity—is at the very center of why universities exist. Let's hope more American universities make the stands that Princeton and the University of Chicago have bravely made.

Social Reform and Modern Secularism

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If we want to see social and moral reform take place in America—if we want to see families reestablished, marriage strengthened, and meaningful moral norms restored—then we simply have to look beyond ourselves to the God who created us.

The Important Truth I Heard Over an Airport PA System

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“Security is everyone’s responsibility…” As it rarely is, my attention was caught by the voice on the airport PA system. Over the years, I’ve become used to the obnoxious drone, “Is that your bag?” but this was new. I replayed the message in my mind: “Security is everyone’s responsibility.” This was more than a generic public service announcement. Perhaps[...]

Gardening While the World Burns

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Our challenge is to play our cellos, mow our lawns, paint our nurseries, and file our expense reports with one hand fully engaged in the world around us and the other extended in longing to our God who loves justice and defends the weak.