Defending Religious Liberty in a Secular Age

During an era in which many or most Americans view historic and biblical Christianity (especially its teachings on gender and sexuality) as implausible, unimaginable, and even reprehensible, it will be surprising if religious liberty does not increasingly come under attack. Thus, in a recent Acton Institute podcast with Caroline Roberts, I outline the ways Christians [ Read More ]

Why Smartphones Are Making Us Dumber (and What We Can Do about It)

Smartphones are making us unbelievably, mind-numbingly, aggressively dumb. Not merely dumb. Also lonely, depressive, narcissistic, compulsive, and cynical. But for the purposes of this brief article, dumb. Smartphones are making us into lumpen half-wits. I suspected it for years, as I realized that my smartphone distracted me continually, feeding the more superficial aspects of my [ Read More ]