America Has Dismantled Our Freedom of Speech

By: Mark Johnson & Julian Adorney This is the third blog post in our series on First World Problems: how the systematic tearing down of American institutions has created a generation of Americans who feel lonely, adrift, and without purpose. In our last blog we looked at the tearing down of the American Civil Religion …

Tearing Down the American Civil Religion

By: Julian Adorney & Mark Johnson This is the second blog post in our series on First World Problems: how the systematic tearing down of American institutions has created a generation of Americans who feel lonely, adrift, and without purpose. In our last blog we looked at the overall phenomenon of First World Problems and …

First World Problems: The Slow-Motion Sacking of the Modern Library of Alexandria

By: Julian Adorney & Mark Johnson What Are First World Problems? First world problems are essentially problems that we deal with in the United States, in spite of–or, perhaps, because of–the jaw-dropping levels of privilege and wealth and safety that we live in. These problems include: – A dearth of meaning in your life; you …

Why We Should Let Boys Be Boys (A Criticism of Cultural Transformation)

In Sweden, preschools are working aggressively to deconstruct traditional gendered norms. The Seafarer’s Preschool in Stockholm, Sweden, made waves for its avant-garde strategy of teaching girls to be more aggressive and boys to be more feminine. Teachers, “cleared the room of cars and dolls. They put the boys in charge of the play kitchen. They …

Why Is Wisdom Important?

What is wisdom? It is essentially the ability to discern right action and take right action. When King Solomon, often considered the wisest man to ever live, prayed to God for wisdom, God told him he had asked for, “understanding to discern what is right.” (1 Kings 3:11). He gave Solomon the ability to “discern …

The Upside of Hard Times

History shows us the kernel of truth described in G. Michael Hopf’s aphorism, “Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times”. Given the challenges of the moment – political division, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic hardships those issues have created – …