Society and Culture

February 9, 2016

How Safe Are You?

David Hulme

Today’s world has more potential for danger and disaster than any period in recent memory.


8 Keys to Timeless Parenting

Winter 2016

Eight Keys to Timeless Parenting

Gina Stepp

What might “Eight Keys to Timeless Parenting” look like if we were to take the advice from today’s popular parenting books and hold it against a source of truly enduring principles?


Winter 2016

Bridle Your Fingers

Seth Capo

If you’ve ever connected with others on the Internet, you’ve probably seen what an unfriendly place it can sometimes be. This may be a good moment to reconsider some enduring advice on how we should talk to one other.

Winter 2016

The Injustice of Online Justice

Donald Winchester

The power of the Internet translates to the power of the people, and many of those people spend a part of each day in what has become a virtual courtroom. Is an everyman mob running amok on social media?

Winter 2016

The Permanence of War

Ron Dodgen

A look back over two thousand years of nearly continuous warfare suggests that violent conflict is inevitable in the human sphere.

Who is the ultimate hero?

Summer 2015

Heroes and Villains, New and Old

Daniel Tompsett

Modern mythologies like Star Wars, Harry Potter and Doctor Who have much in common with ancient tales, not least the essential theme of good versus evil. We all long for a saving hero, but are we looking in the right place?

Book Review: Global Economy and Capitalism

Winter 2015

Economic Futures

Laura Cloer

The authors of three recent books address the economic system, offering varied perspectives on where we have been and where we might be headed.

Raising the Bar: The Pursuit of Excellence

Fall 2014

Raising the Bar

Mark J. Hulme

Three books offer insight into how to better find and practice excellence, and how to avoid those habits and instincts that too often derail our efforts.

Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Summer 2014

Martin Luther King Jr.: A Man With a Dream

Ron Dodgen

Martin Luther King Jr. was not the leader of the civil rights movement, but his voice resonated with a wide variety of listeners, introducing them to the reality of a national injustice. Who was this man, and how did he become such an icon?