Humility and Sports

Sports can be a school for the virtue of humility, but many aren't allowing this to happen. Fortunately, we can change this, if we are intentional about it.

The President and the Vice of Pride

A medieval monk assesses the president.

Christian Ethics and Refugees

To simply dismiss all of the world’s refugees because of some misguided ideas about heaven, or the false gods of safety or Christian nationalism, is simply unacceptable.

Morally Decent Trump Supporters

I don’t believe that Donald Trump is the answer to what ails us, but neither do I believe that the way forward is to demonize all of his supporters.

Love and Sports

If it is intentionally cultivated, the virtue of love can flourish in athletic contexts.

Selfishness, Stoicism, and Epicureanism

The good of deep and loving relationships with others carries with it an unavoidable vulnerability to pain and suffering, which many are keen to avoid.

The 7 C's of Success: A Clear Conception of What We Want

Some of the richest human experiences happen when we join with others in a common cause that contributes to the common good as we work together in creative love.

The Quest for Success and Happiness

It is in giving ourselves to something greater than ourselves that we experience true success and lasting happiness.

The Struggle and the Triumph of the Olympics

One reason we love the Olympics is that we want to see others achieve incredible things, even through seemingly insurmountable challenges.

The Usefulness of Philosophy

Fundamentally, the study of philosophy, whether in a classroom or not, should lead to wisdom for everyday life. And that is a goal we should all value, for its own sake.

Leisure and Happiness

Many have exaggerated the value of work, and forgotten about something else we need for true happiness, namely, leisure.

Is a Philosophy Degree Useful?

If your son or daughter comes home and informs you that they want to major in philosophy, don't panic! They'll be able to do much more than ask about french fries.

Sports and the Postgame Handshake

At the end of the game, should we always, without exception, attempt to shake the hands of our opponents?

Should I Let My Kid Play Football?

Parents whose kids want to play football should consider the other ways in which their kids might get its benefits without incurring the risk of serious harm.

Achieving Happiness: Advice from Pascal

Pascal wants us to consider the big questions of life and give them the attention and deep thought that they deserve.

The Sexism of Donald Trump

The sexism of Donald Trump should disqualify him as a viable candidate for President of the United States.

The Oasis Within

The first book in a series of novels focused on finding wisdom for the journey of life.

Starbucks and the Real War on Christmas

Please stop co-opting the Christian faith for your culture war. Most of us want nothing to do with it.
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Universities, Violence, and Community

What can we do about violence on campus? One step is to foster true and deep community.

Two Reasons to Pursue Virtue

Many people do not associate virtue and good character with joy and better relationships with others. But virtue is connected with these, and because of this we have good reason to pursue a life of virtue.

Parenting for Critical Thinking

Parents should equip their children to acquire, develop, and practice intellectual virtue, because this is a necessary requirement for true human flourishing.

The Courage of a Surfer

A lesson about courage from a man who swam towards a shark.

Anti-Intellectualism and Contemporary America

If we want an educated citizenry, we must educate them.

A St. Louis Cardinal Sin?

All parties in sport should seek to exemplify sportsmanship, whether on the field or via the internet.

What's Wrong With Utilitarianism?

The consequences of our actions are not all that matter, morally speaking.

Good Sex

Truly good sex is about more than bodies, it is about persons.

To Thine Own Self Be True?

Don't be you. Be a better version of you.

One Key to a Good Marriage

For a good marriage, focus on being the right person.

Knowledge and Humanity

What we can know sets us apart from the other animals.

Parenthood and Resilience

Resilience is a crucial but often neglected trait that parents should try to build in their children.