Skepticism In The Postmodern Academy

March 2, 2021

Skepticism in the Postmodern Academy Greg Goodrich   Current divisions within American culture emphasize ongoing racial and political tensions. These tensions can be quite discouraging, but there is reason to hope. These tensions are merely symptoms of more basic disagreements about what is real and good.  If the knowledge sufficient to effect peace is possible…

On The Virtue Of Thinking You’re Right

February 16, 2021

On the Virtue of Thinking You’re Right Gregory Malloy   It does not seem too far of a stretch to say that the cardinal sin of our day is epistemological confidence.  To believe that one is correct in his beliefs and others are wrong is cited as the root of many evils including bigotry, intolerance,…

What Went Wrong?: An Attempt at Critically Analyzing the Intellectual Roots of the Modern Epistemic Crisis

February 2, 2021

Arturo Gastelum   It is part of our existential condition to seek to comprehend the meaning of our existence and the world around us. To determine whether our individual and collective lives are amounting to a contribution to the welfare of the world, it is important to know whether one is positively contributing to the…

Progressivism as Religion

January 20, 2021

Dr. Kelly Burton   In an effort to understand the times, I have been spending my semester break reading through a stack of recent books on contemporary cultural concerns often going by the terms Critical Theory, Social Justice, or Progressivism. I favor using the term Progressivism because it captures the Marxist view of the progress…

Integrity – Personal and Electoral

January 10, 2021

Integrity is a concern for consistency. Yet Emerson famously wrote in Self-Reliance, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” Emerson is thinking of consistency and conformity. He is advocating for a kind of self-expression or self-creation where one’s individuality is defined in contrast to the group. As…

Philosophy as a Comforter

July 26, 2020

By Greg Goodrich Beliefs divide us.  At first this may sound like a call to set beliefs aside, but it’s quite the opposite.  Beliefs can and should unite us.  Our beliefs will either unite our being in the focused pursuit of a meaningful life, or they will divide us until there is nothing left; nothing…

Contradictions in the American Project

June 17, 2020

Dr. Owen Anderson I was recently told that there are contradictions in The American Project, and these are coming to the surface in current events. I know what contradictions the person who informed me was thinking about. But for me it brought a different contradiction to mind. It is one I addressed in my book…

Law & Liberty reviews “Cambridge Companion to the First Amendment and Religious Liberty”

May 26, 2020

Law & Liberty recently published a review of Cambridge Companion to the First Amendment and Religious Liberty, edited by Michael D. Breidenbach and Dr. Owen Anderson. In the political arena, the Obama Administration showed little concern for religious freedom when it required businesses to provide contraceptives and abortifacients to employees, even when owners had religious…

COVID-19 and Clarity Fund

May 26, 2020

By Dr. Owen Anderson, Research Director Like so many organizations, COVID-19 has unfortunately pushed Clarity Fund to reschedule our second annual conference. But it also provides us with a good opportunity to begin regular blog posts. And reflections on COVID-19 are a good place to start. In the following weeks, keep an eye out for…

In Memoriam Dr. Rodney W Tussing

August 16, 2019

After a difficult fight with cancer, our dear friend and brother in Christ, Rod Tussing, has gone to be with the Lord. Although we feel the loss deeply, we also know Him in whom we have put our faith. We continue in the work we have been given while we look forward to the resurrection…