Reflections, Newest to Oldest

 

 

The Frogs Who Wished for a King, for Our Time

My daughters and I are reading Aesop's fables. Here's one that hit too close to home for me. (9/17/2021)

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What Would Happen If?

Tonight we reflect on the art of Kathe Kollwitz . . . (9/10/2021)

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The Pride of Virtue Versus Virtue: Elder Holland's Talk

Is virtue a cudgel? Or is virtue the path? (9/2/2021)

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Let's Stay Reality-Based, Part One--Misandry

In our world of liquid truth, we need to stay based in reality. Let's start with an easy case--are we facing a wave of misandry? (8/29/2021)

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Meritocracy Died in Kabul This Month

America and meritocracy went together, until the concept of "merit" was corrupted. The debacle in Kabul revealed the rot. (8/22/2021)

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"The real feminist revolution has yet to happen"

Is paid maternity leave the key to the real feminist revolution? While we'd welcome that policy mandate, the larger answer is no. (8/21/2021)

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Some Calculations on Combat Deaths and Maternal Deaths

If I were to ask you whether combat deaths outstripped maternal deaths for the US, what would you guess? (8/4/2021)

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Sex Matters in Prison and in Crime Statistics

Sexual assault and rape are overwhelmingly male crimes. That matters in prisons, and it matters in crime statistics. (8/1/2021)

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Mouse Apocalypse

This experiment from the early 1970s should give all of us the chills. (7/28/2021)

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Olympic Hypocrisy

The Tokyo Olympics is starting tomorrow, and it leaves a bad taste in a woman's mouth. (7/22/2021)

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Women Must Define Themselves, and Soon

All our feminism is "maiden" feminism, but it's now time for "mother and crone" feminism to rise, finally. (7/16/2021)

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The Hole in Feminism

It is no longer tenable for feminism to ignore or lament female biology. (7/13/2021)

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"A Field of Ruins" : More Sarah on Sunday

Has Western civilization become a field of ruins? If so, it is because we have not passed down its story, according to Robert Cardinal Sarah. (7/4/2021)

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The Cautionary Tale of San Francisco

$20 million for 260 tent sites for the homeless . . . (6/26/2021)

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A Porn-Ruined Society

Tonight for your perusing pleasure, I have an assortment of memes from the front lines that our daughters face . . . (6/24/2021)

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A Little More Sarah for Sunday

Robert Cardinal Sarah talks about the mother-heart of God. (6/20/2021)

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The Biden Administration Has Betrayed Women

It is time for women to vote their own interests, and not the interests of Left or Right. Neither has shown any concern for women, as the Biden Administration's new moves prove. (6/19/2021)

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Woke or Based?

James Lindsay makes an argument about how to oppose the soft totalitarianism headed our way. (6/18/2021)

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The World Created Through Male Dominance is Horrible

A survey of schoolboys in the UK and an unprecedented experiment in China have caused me to yearn for the arrival of that meteor. (6/17/2021)

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A Very Different Pride Month Sign

A graphic by the Women's Liberation Front (WoLF!) (6/14/2021)

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Spengler on the Sterility of the Great City

There comes a moment in the progress of a society when it can't recollect why anyone would have children. (6/12/2021)

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Maya Won--For All of Us!

Maya Forstater was completely vindicated in yesterday's ruling in the UK--with salutary consequences for all women! (6/11/2021)

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New Gallup Poll on Abortion

The poll shows a nation divided right down the middle on this issue. (6/9/2021)

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No, It is Not Fair to Extend Selective Service Registration to Women

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on this topic shortly. (6/6/2021)

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Mary Harrington, Reactionary Feminist

Harrington is right--true feminists are now politically homeless. (6/5/2021)

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Women Won't Wheesht

There's a new movement afoot in Scotland--thank goodness! (6/4/2021)

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55%, 3%, and 33%

A "tradition of the fathers" is bringing heartache and suffering in the UK. (6/2/2021)

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More Sarah for Sunday, and a Two Week Hiatus

More from Robert Cardinal Sarah about modern threats to humanity; and also I'll be taking a 2 week break, and will return to blogging on 1 June. (5/16/2021)

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Mothers' Trusts

An interesting experiment is taking place in Mississippi, and it's worth thinking about. (5/15/2021)

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The Tlaxcala Gambit

An almost incredible story from Mexico makes me despair for the future of women's rights. (5/13/2021)

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Joseph Smith Prophecy (?)

Did Joseph Smith prophesy about current world demographic trends? (5/12/2021)

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830 Times

In a recent survey, CEOs were making 830 times on average what their median worker made. (5/11/2021)

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"Uterine Morality" in China

A eugenics movement rises in China, fuelled in part by the legacy of the one-child policy. (5/10/2021)

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Mother Is As Mother Does

Sharon Eubank offered two gems in a talk on Mother's Day. I'd like to share them with you. (5/9/2021)

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The Reverend Doctor Bernard Randall

An amazing story from the UK today; an Anglican pastor gives a sermon, and is reported to the anti-terrorist unit! (5/8/2021)

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Put Both Sex and Gender

The Utah Supreme Court got it wrong; they are behind the times. (5/6/2021)

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Your New Car is Spying on You

Every move you make in a new car is tracked, logged, and transmitted . . . (5/4/2021)

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When the State Benefits from Misery

States are sometimes more focused on revenues than on the misery of their citizens, especially female citizens. (5/3/2021)

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The Corruption of Science

The modern era has created new ways for science to be politicized and corrupted.. (5/1/2021)

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Thoughts on the Tower of Babel

I always thought God just zapped their language all one morning, but now I think it went down differently. (4/30/2021)

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Thank You, Arizona!

Arizona did something wonderful today, and I am deeply appreciative. (4/28/2021)

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Project Elect: Assisting CoJC Women to Run for Office

There's a new nationwide organization devoted to helping CoJC women realize they could be successful candidates for public offce . . . (4/27/2021)

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Evil's Progress

An excellent saying for you tonight . . . (4/26/2021)

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Seeking Truth

So every eight years or so, I'm asked to give a sacrament talk . . . (4/25/2021)

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Houllebecq on Euthanasia

Houllebecq is the enfant terrible of contemporary French literature. So my curiosity was piqued when I heard about this essay. (4/24/2021)

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"Everything is Broken"

Alana Newhouse's analysis of what flatness and frictionless have done to us. (4/23/2021)

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Rethinking the Feminism of Choice

Can you be a traitor to your sex through your choices? (4/22/2021)

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Ox and Cow

China's misogyny does not bode well for the future. (4/21/2021)

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Home Economics

Home Economics is almost past memory, but it shouldn't be. (4/19/2021)

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A Last Poem for the Sabbath

"She has missed the sound of Her children's voices . . . (4/18/2021)

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What Henny Beaumont is Doing

Henny Beaumont, a UK artist, is doing something very special. (4/16/2021)

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A New Book on the Erasure of Biblical Womanhood

A historian explains how male interpretation of scripture has caged women against God's will. (4/15/2021)

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Good for Texas!

In 2019, Texas passed one of the nation's only anti-dick pic laws. (4/13/2021)

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Gosh, I'd Love to Do Something Like This

There's a Women's Shed movement now in Australia . . . (4/12/2021)

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A Second Sabbath with Robert Cardinal Sarah

Today we speak about Sarah's analysis of the contemporary contempt for filiation. (4/11/2021)

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Gotta Love Those Marxist Feminists!

I didn't know there were still Marxist feminists out there, but now I sure am glad there are! (4/9/2021)

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Misomatery

I learned a neologism today: "misomatery," or hatred of mothers. It prevents us from listening to the one who know the most about their children--and about a lot of other things, too. (4/8/2021)

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Consent is Not Enough

An Australian moral philosopher asserts that consent in sexual relations is simply not enough. I agree. (4/7/2021)

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What California is Doing is Inhumane

California has always had a reputation for being wacky, but now it's about to become an accessory to violence against women. (4/6/2021)

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Reflections on General Conference

I was very touched by President Nelson's words during this Easter conference weekend. (4/4/2021)

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Easter Reflections

My family has entered a new era of Easters this year, and I am marking it in a special way. (4/3/2021)

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Oradour Is On My Mind Tonight

Do you know the story of the town of Oradour in France? (4/2/2021)

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Terry Crews Speaks the Awful Truth

Listening to his words was like being punched in the solar plexus. But he's right. (4/1/2021)

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The New York Times Has an Oops Moment

I have never seen the readership of the NYT so repudiate an article's spin before! (3/29/2021)

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Paradigm Shift

Another beautiful little poem by Carol Lynn Pearson for the sabbath. (3/28/2021)

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Divorce Takes a Worse Toll on Men, Except Economically

Despite being marriage-shy, men benefit far more than women from marriage. (3/27/2021)

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Donna Hughes is a Stand-Up Woman

Donna Hughes, the founder of the academic study of sex trafficking, comes under fire for merely stating the truth. (3/25/2021)

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The Male Pill

A clinical trial of the new "Male Pill," which is actually a gel, are underway. (3/24/2021)

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Discounting Women's Pain and Fear

I've been thinking about what happened to Shana Grice tonight. (3/23/2021)

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The West Has Lost the Plot

Two news stories today suggest the West has completely lost the plot of happiness. (3/22/2021)

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Iceland, Oh, Iceland!

I've always wanted to visit Iceland, but now I am not so sure. (3/21/2021)

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The Insanity of Educational Debt

How is it possible to pay off $60,000 of $78,000 federal student loan debt and now be over $100,000 in debt? (3/19/2021)

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Culture-Bound Disease Syndromes

Ever heard of "amok"? "Dhat"? What about "ROGD"? (3/18/2021)

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New York, New York!

On the day of Senate hearings on the Equality Act, there's a hopeful new survey out of New York! (3/17/2021)

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Has the ERA Been Turned into a Trojan Horse?

Would you be surprised to learn that the ERA is supported by Men's Rights Activists? I was. (3/15/2021)

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The Day is Now Far Spent, #2

Robert Cardinal Sarah asks why there is a crisis of faith in the world today, and what the result will be. (3/14/2021)

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Why I Stubbornly Do My Own Taxes Without Software

Most advanced countries allow all their citizens to e-file their tax forms for free. The US does not. Why they do not will infuriate you. (3/13/2021)

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Sarah Everard and the WoLF Surveys

In this blogpost, we connect a few dots that deserve to be connected. (3/12/2021)

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Truths

Tonight I am ruminating about how we are currently using the word "truth." (3/11/2021)

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Do You Sometimes Feel You're Living in an Onion Article?

Two items crossed my inbox today that had me wondering if I'd woken up on the wrong planet this morning. (3/10/2021)

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John McWhorter Serializing His Book

John McWhorter, an atheist, makes a fascinating argument about a new religion in our midst. (3/9/2021)

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Happy International Women's Day!

Here's some great images in honor of IWD! Enjoy! (3/8/2021)

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About Her Mother's Business

On this the "eve" of International Women's Day, let's talk about Mother Eve. (3/7/2021)

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Sex And

Did you know sexual intercourse can change the world? Consider Dr. Aaron Kheriaty's view. (3/6/2021)

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Another Poem for the Sabbath

Here's another lovely little poem from Carol Lynn Pearson, about common sense. (2/28/2021)

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The Day is Now Far Spent

Robert Cardinal Sarah has penned a book of great insight and eloquence, from which CoJC members can glean uncommon wisdom. (2/27/2021)

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He Had Pity on Their Mothers: A Beautiful True Story

Geoffrey Cardozo and Julio Aro have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. They deserve it. (2/26/2021)

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Genital Cutting of Children: Rand Paul Gets It Right

Rand Paul did the country and its children a great service today. (2/25/2021)

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GenZ Girls Flee Being a Woman, and You Can't Blame Them

A rising percentage of GenZ girls say they are bisexual/non-binary, according to a new Gallup poll. (2/24/2021)

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Female Economists Quantify Their Chilly Experiences

Pace Audre Lord, sometimes the master's house can be dismantled with the master's tools. (2/23/2021)

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A Brilliant Marxist Analysis of Queer Theory

I am not in the habit of reading "The Weekly Worker," but someone sent me this stunning piece by Amanda McLean, and I want to be sure you see it. (2/22/2021)

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A Great Little Poem for the Sabbath

I've followed the work of Carol Lynn Pearson for almost 50 years; she has a new anthology of poems out for 2020; here's one of my favorites. (2/21/2021)

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One Woman's Free Speech

Graham Linehan did something fine today; he amplified the heartfelt voice of a woman speaking in her power. (2/20/2021)

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Three Surrogacy News Stories

Three stories: two horrifying, and one depressing. No wonder the Church "strongly discourages" the practice. (2/19/2021)

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Kludge, Part Two

Speaking of kludge, let's talk N-95 masks and the US Post Office . . . (2/18/2021)

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Talking Lupron, the Chemical Castration Drug

Alan Turing was chemically castrated using Lupron. Can we talk? (2/17/2021)

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Intent and Forgiveness

Bari Weiss has a good first suggestion for stepping out of cancel culture. (2/16/2021)

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Consent and Single-Sex Spaces

In 2017, Paul Dirks of Canada wrote a legal brief that is worth reading today as the US considers the legal ramifications of gender self-identification. (2/15/2021)

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An Inspiring Woman

Vitoria Bueno of Brazil reminds us that the largest souls may find themselves in the most constrained bodies. (2/14/2021)

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Reflections on a Tragedy

I wish Lisa Squires well, though she has joined the most terrible club in the world. (2/13/2021)

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Natan Sharansky Sees Clearly

Sharansky, one of the great Soviet dissidents, has a message for the West; one we would do well to heed. (2/12/2021)

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Kludge, American Style

In 2012, Steven Teles wrote an article about American "kludgeocracy." The signs of it are becoming ever more apparent. (2/11/2021)

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The French Feel Threatened by American Intellectual Trends

Ho, ho, ho! The chickens have come home to roost. (2/10/2021)

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The Sign of Apparel

Costly apparel is a symbol in the scriptures, but what about costly, imbecilic apparel? (2/9/2021)

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John McWhorter and Neo-Racism

John McWhorter has penned a brilliant essay, and asks a wise and generous question of us. (2/8/2021)

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Are There Any New Problems, Really?

On me finding that a 56 year-old-essay seems like it could have been written today. (2/7/2021)

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A Pox on Both Their Houses

In a new essay, Meghan Murphy argues that neither the right nor the left are friends to women. (2/6/2021)

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Robert Jensen on Hierarchy

I've never heard of Robert Jensen before, but he's written an essay well worth reading.. (2/5/2021)

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Patty Gurdy and the Hillbilly Thomists

On a lighter note, thought I'd share a couple of musical artists you might like!. (2/4/2021)

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Super-Spreaders in the World of Sperm Donation

These men boast about having 100, 200, 300, possibly 1000 children. (2/3/2021)

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The Greengrocer's Choice, a la Maya Forstater

If you don't know the story of Maya Forstater, let me introduce her to you by means of her latest article. (2/2/2021)

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What Christianity Lost by Forgetting Heavenly Mother

The consequences for Christians of losing Her are increasingly obvious. (2/1/2021)

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Three Kinds of Miracles

Sometimes we don't recognize miracles when they come in forms we are not expecting. (1/31/2021)

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Racism—and Sexism

What is the relationship between racism and sexism? (1/30/2021)

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An Unfortunate Situation with Janet Yellen

Yellen's historic appointment is overshadowed by her ties to Wall Street. (1/29/2021)

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The Passing of Alma Don Sorensen

Our faith community lost a great man, and great political philosopher, yesterday. And I lost a great friend. (1/28/2021)

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Boys Versus Women

Females have always been told to "be nice and step aside" for males. (1/27/2021)

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Angels Among Us in Animal Form

Have you ever experienced angels in your life? But maybe they came in furry form? (1/26/2021)

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Refusing to Wear the Invisibility Cloak

Thomas Huxley once said, "The sense of uselessness is the severest shock that the human system can endure." (1/25/2021)

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A Little Leo Rosten for You This Sunday

Leo Rosten, who died in 1997, was a celebrated Jewish humorist, but there is something else he wrote that struck me this Sabbath day. (1/24/2021)

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Women's "Silent Protest"

There are deep societal problems when you see very high birth rates or very low birth rates. (1/23/2021)

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"The Hardest Thing About Being a Woman is Being Male"

I never thought to see the day when Andrew Sullivan and Meghan Murphy saw eye to eye. (1/22/2021)

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"Sufficient Indications to the Contrary"

On the very day of his inauguration, Joe Biden betrayed women and girls. (1/21/2021)

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Biden's Inauguration Speech

President Joe Biden has offered a moving inauguration speech. Will his administration live up to its ideals? (1/20/2021)

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Communities that Build Trustworthy People

AEI's Yuval Levin asserts the US is experiencing a period of institutional dereliction, from school to government to education. What is the way back? (1/19/2021)

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Are Nice People More Susceptible?

A recent essay argues that communities that are nicer, more tolerant, and more charitable are more susceptible to pseudo-reality. What does that mean for our faith community? (1/18/2021)

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Edith Eger's The Gift

Eger, master psychologist and Auschwitz survivor, has penned a gem of a book. (1/17/2021)

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Kathleen Stock is a Brave Woman

Professor Kathleen Stock of the UK has just received an OBE. But she has also received relentless harassment for holding that both gender identity and biologial sex matter. (1/16/2021)

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The Church's Statement on Political Violence and Hatred

The Church's statement suggests we need to cultivate an art that is almost completely lost in our day. (1/15/2021)

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Two Kinds of Hypocrisy

We think of hypocrisy as someone who preaches virtue, but lives an unvirtuous life. But perhaps there is a second, equally insidious form of hypocrisy. (1/15/2021)

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Compromise and Being Compromised

I do a lot of reading every day; it's the nature of my profession. Today I came across a gem of a quote I'd like to share with you. (1/14/2021)

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Mike Pence Deserves Our Gratitude

When I remember 1/6, I will remember Mike Pence did the right thing; several right things in fact. (1/13/2021)

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What is That Painting on Your Site?

The painting in the left column is probably unfamiliar. In real life, it is extremely tall, being over twelve feet high. (1/3/2021)

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What's a Crone, and Why Read a Crone's Reflections?

"Crone" sounds harsh to the ear. And yet the Crone archetype is one of power and wisdom. (1/2/2021)

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