Archive for March 2015

The Home Economy: A Symposium. Register Now.

Please join us for a Family in America Capitol Hill Symposium, cosponsored with the Front Porch Republic, a panel discussion of the topic: “Rediscovering the Home Economy” Friday, March 27, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Capitol Skyline H...

From the Multiversity Cave: Augustine and Amare

This post is part of a series that will explore what prominent thinkers can teach us about today’s public multiversity, the modern university with its many colleges, departments, and other administrative units that play multiple functions a...

The Death of a Tree

I have never thought much about the death of trees. Until today. I have thought about the death of farm animals, since I kill with my own hands the pigs that I’ve raised, with my own hands. I have often wished they could supply us with the ...

Saving Church for Adults

Grand Rapids, MI Recently, in a posting entitled “A Culture of Millstones,” Katharine Dalton has lamented the too-colorful language her children are exposed to in church – words like whore, prostitute, pole-dance, and sleeping around.  Appa...

Do Groups Make Choices After All?

Mike Munger was recently on EconTalk, where he is a very regular guest. This time the subject of discussion was his latest book Choosing in Groups. Munger is an excellent political scientist and philosopher, but I wanted to challenge an ass...

Picture-Books in Winter

“Water now is turned to stone Nurse and I can walk upon; Still we find the flowing brooks In the picture storybooks. … How am I to sing your praise, Happy chimney-corner days, Sitting safe in nursery nooks, Reading picture storybooks?” Robe...

Apocalypticism for Porchers

If it’s your thing — and it’s certainly not everybody’s thing — it’s not a bad time to be an apocalypticist. A few weeks ago, Pope Francis once again implored people to read Robert Hugh Benson’s nov...