At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

I have a Ph.D. in philosophy from Temple University, a master's degree in philosophy from Baylor University, and a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religious studies from Wingate University. I teach philosophy at several colleges in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.

In just a few days, countless numbers of Americans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Many will do so with no small share of adult spirits. Yet how many of these people genuinely know anything about Saint Patrick? While it’s true […]

Your average American generally and your average flag-waving, parade-attending American specifically, is likely to be unaware of two facts. First, when Republicans and Democrats, “liberals” and “conservatives,” in government and Big Media reference America, they have something very different in […]

Big Conservatism, or the Big Con, having long ago fused with the GOP, embodies its vision in the Republican Party platform.  One of the planks of the latter is the Big Con’s “pro-life” position on abortion. Now, the most fundamental […]

During a recent exchange with some essentially like-minded friends, someone—a Republican voter who is typically and appropriately critical of the conservative movement, or what I call the Big Con—suggested that we would spend our time more wisely if we reserved […]

Over 50 years ago, Susan Sontag infamously declared: “The white race is the cancer of human history.”  Sontag explained that “it is the white race and it alone—its ideologies and inventions—which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset […]

In academia, reason and its concomitants—objective truth, fact, and knowledge—are under fire courtesy of the postmodern leftists that dominant the professoriate. From whence springs this animus against the classical ideal of liberal learning? The initial impetus, it seems clear, was […]

Time constraints preclude the thorough analysis of “The Big Con,” the so-called “conservative movement,” that this subject deserves.  For now, however, suffice it to say that the conservative movement is largely a fiction constructed by the merchants of Big Conservative […]

As always happens in the wake of a mass shooting, last week when Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 people at his former Florida high school, commentators spared not a moment to take to the airwaves to bemoan the government’s alleged inattentiveness […]

Earlier this week, as everyone now knows, Nikolas Cruz, 19, shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 members of that community while injuring several others. Unsurprisingly, the bodies of the victims weren’t even cold before […]

It’s “Black History Month” again. And this means that it is an occasion to attend to matters that have become impossible to discuss in polite society. For example, odds are that relatively few people are aware of the name of […]