Today, we don't know how to tolerate injustice. By learning from the Martyrdom of Polycarp of Smyrna, I think we can discover how.
I once heard a teacher tell his students, "If you want to be able to break the rules, you have to know them first." Basically, the point is something similar to Chesterton's fence. Rather than breaking the rules when you don't understand them, you should only remove barriers with a good cause. In Meditations on First Philosophy, Rene Descartes flips the rules of philosophy on their head in this experiment.
Virtue requires action. Thinking about what is right and wrong is good, but it doesn't lead to virtue until we take action. So, wee must be sure that we don't stay in the world of debate. Instead, we should ensure that our ideas take shape in the form of actions, habits, and virtues.
I recent finished Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton, and it was a truly delightful book. Although it might have helped reading it with a scotch and cigar. All joking aside, it was an interesting look at new arguments for Christianity that really spoke to me. As someone who fell away from the faith and returned due... Continue Reading →
Instead of truly educating people, we've used our school system to push out mindless drones. That is not to say that the average person today doesn't know many things that some of the smarted 500 years ago didn't. Rather, we no longer make people earn knowledge. While that's the case for traditional schooling, there are outlets offering true education. Children and young adults are looking to online courses, job trainings, and other alternative modes of education to make an impact.
The Golden Mean is simply a manner of behaving where your life is balanced and virtuous. You find this balance by acting in a virtuous manner given certain situations. Many thinkers have sought to define it and share how to attain it. Read on to find out why you should seek the Golden Mean.
A few weeks ago, I spoke to Frank Cunha III about the architecture of the Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. In our interview about traditional architecture, Frank and I talked about the history of the Pantheon. We also talked about how the Pantheon was built. We also discussed some of the changes made to the Pantheon, such as when it was converted into a church. So, check out the snippet below to get a glimpse at our discussion.
You might be wondering, "What is smiles matter?" After we began masking due to the COVID pandemic, many people noticed a dehumanizing effect. The masks hide our faces, which is a huge part of how we communicate. So, a few people on Twitter started this movement to urge others to smile. And, most importantly, they want to ensure that each person they interact with knows that they're valued. Below, Ronni Peck explains how and why the Smiles Matter movement started. If you want to learn more, you can check out our full conversation here.
Modern architecture has gotten a bad reputation in many traditional circles. However, not all that is modern is bad. This video will show the difference between modern and modernist architecture, as well as the value of having a unique character.
Wow, what a start to 2021… I was really hoping we’d leave some of our insanity behind, but apparently not. Instead, we seemed to have doubled down, like we did on masks. Despite all the insanity, there are some bright spots and great things happening. I want to share some hope for 2021 that I have.
This episode is a great example of how to engage in discussions. Listen to my chat with the WGN Podcast on politcs, religion, and much more.
This Ernest Hemingway book highlights a writer living an Upper Class lifestyle in Paris. There's action and fist fights as well as a good story of a broken love interest. But this is a great piece of literature and a short read. If you've read the book, let me know what you think in the comment sections. If you haven't, read it and let me know!
Machiavelli has become somewhat of a shadowy figure in history. He is an enigma in modern minds. However, Niccolo Machiavelli was a rather normal man devoid of evil intentions. But why has his name become synonymous with evil, shadowy plots? By understanding his life and his works, it becomes obvious what his intentions were. He... Continue Reading →