We asked people who disagree with us to tell us why. We received a long message; one our producer began to reference as the The Letter. I tried to answer as briefly as possible as a segment of an episode, but the objections are wide ranging and require [...]
This episode addresses despair and community. We discuss how assessing human dignity through instrumental criteria or immediately practicable capacities leads to troubling issues in end of life care. The view that all human beings have value by virtue of what we are, intrinsic dignity grounded in our humanity, ought to lead to [...]
A young college student recently told me a story. She is in a program filled with classmates who aggressively support abortion. They attack and mock the few peers who dare to voice their opposition to unrestricted legal access to abortion. Last week, they turned their attention to this young woman...
Why do we seek out beautiful things, and work so hard to create beauty. Community investment is important, and the beautiful things we create help to build up our community. Sometimes beautiful things divide, but they often make life better. Take a listen to this edition of Human Things. We are here to be beautiful, [...]
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.