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For a year of my childhood, I devoured a series of books called Choose Your Own Adventure. Written in second person as if the reader is the protagonist, the books allow the reader to make choices impacting the plot. When... Continue...

Would America be better off without religion? David Silverman thinks so. Convinced religion is a moral evil and that all religious persons are either liars or victims, Silverman, president of American Atheists, has committed his life to the task of... Continue...

I’ll never forget one of the hardest Christmases I’ve had. Though I love all the elements of the season—the colors, the lights, the decorations, the smells, the treats, and the celebration of Christ’s birth—it wasn’t “the most wonderful time of... Continue...

How do you talk to your children about sex, gender identity, gender dysphoria, and transgenderism? More importantly, how do you do so in a way that is age appropriate? That is the goal of Brian Seagraves and Hunter Leavine’s short... Continue...

Often those who write about the past have trouble showing why looking back is of value for present and future living. Yet, the authors who write well know how to illuminate the past simply by showing how bygone ages contrast... Continue...

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit) My introduction to literature was when my father gave me a copy of Bulfinch’s mythology after I learned to read. What began with tales of Zeus... Continue...

The future is uncertain and life is unstable. At regular intervals, I find myself in conversations with fellow Christians who are anxious about America’s future. As a conservative evangelical, I lament both the speed and trajectory of the social change... Continue...

In American Evangelicalism: George Marsden and the State of American Religious History (2014), a host of scholars acknowledge their indebtedness to the historian widely regarded as “the dean of evangelical history.” The editors insist, “George Marsden’s illustrious career bears witness... Continue...

William F. Buckley famously said of the mission of National Review, “It stands athwart history, yelling Stop.” Ben Sasse’s new book, Them: Why We Hate Each Other—and How to Heal might similarly be summarized as one that stands athwart society,... Continue...

What is courage? Courage is defined as “strength of mind to carry on in spite of danger or difficulty.” This Presidents Day, I want to take the opportunity to reflect on the courage shown by many of our nation’s past... Continue...