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 ]

Why We Kill the Weak

I am convinced that the single greatest cause of our time is the God-given call to uphold human dignity. Confessing that God created humanity in his image and redeemed us by the blood of his Son, any Christian ethic or politic worthy of the name must contend for the dignity of each person created in [ Read More ]

The Political Idol of Our Age

During winter of this year, I began a research project on idolatrous political movements, reading and re-reading texts such as Raymond Aron’s The Opium of the Intellectuals, Mircea Eliade’s Myth of the Eternal Return, Ryszard Legutko’s The Demon in Democracy, and Hannah Arendt’s Origins of Totalitarianism. These books focused on the evils of Communist socialism [ Read More ]