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“I sit and look out upon all the sorrows of the world, and upon all oppression and shame… I see the wife misused by her husband— I see the treacherous seducer of young women… All these—All the meanness and agony... Continue...

Irony is often used in humor, but it finds its most powerful expression in tragedy. News outlets are reporting that Fred Phelps Sr., the founding pastor of the infamous Westboro Baptist, was excommunicated before he passed away on March 19. There’s a sad suitability... Continue...

Recently, someone in my Facebook news feed shared a video that carried the caption, “Is this real?” It was a newscast from FOX 25 in Boston that cited a German study that found that men who regularly stare at a... Continue...

Over the summer, I’ve had the opportunity to travel and speak to high school and college students about topics that bring about no small amount of cultural controversy. Whether the topic be on sexuality or gender, there’s a noticeable tension... Continue...

The prophet Daniel is best known for surviving a night in the lions’ den—as an octogenarian no less. Much earlier in his life, Daniel survived three years in a different kind of lions’ den: an internship in the Babylonian royal... Continue...

I recently sat down with Kamal Fahmi, founder of Set My People Free, an international NGO focused on the abolition of apostasy and blasphemy laws around the world. Generally speaking, apostasy laws prevent conversion from one religion to another. Apostasy... Continue...

The Monthly “Research Institute Forum” is an initiative of the Research Institute of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Learn more about the Research Institute. Given that many students are narrowing down decisions on which college to attend during this... Continue...

“Thank you for your service,” they say, as they shake our hands and pat our backs.  We smile and thank them for their gratitude and try to think of something else to talk about. These encounters with strangers happen from... Continue...

Baseball means dealing with failure. "There is more Met than Yankee in all of us," as Roger Angell has poignantly wrote in The Summer Game. Every person who has ever played the game of baseball has been a consistent failure.... Continue...

I have known since I was a child when life begins. I learned this first from the rabbits I kept as pets. Later, I understood the magic moment we were hoping for when we took my little mare to visit... Continue...