Why is it important to argue and to argue well? What's the difference in ranting and persuading in an argument. These ideas are laid out here in our fourth Merely Human Things podcast. Merely Human Things is a podcast series exploring what C.S. Lewis said when he stated that he wanted to be found doing human things. That's why we are here. Give it a listen.
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” -Mark Twain A common rejoinder that is leveled at pro-life advocates has to do with our insistence on legal protections for the unborn. It is often asserted that countries with tougher restrictions on legal abortion have either similar abortion rates to countries with more [...]
Abortion and the Meaning Of "Life" "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."1 It’s amusing how a children’s book from the 19th Century can have relevance to one of the most contentious ethical issues in history. In [...]
What can we learn about being in community and expansive brotherhood during the social lockdown. From the Bible to New Jack City, we can learn to cope and love each other in this hard time.
As the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic raises new questions and challenges for the future of the United States, a unique new dispute has arisen in the abortion debate. State governors began issuing orders telling medical centers and outpatient surgery clinics to either shut down for the duration of the crisis, or to postpone or cancel elective [...]