Issues of the Day Archives

Science worship: Dr. Fauci and Mrs. Eddy

Sunday, June 20th, 2021

The magical mantra of our times, “It’s science,” echoes endlessly in the public arena these days. Both sides in the debate over climate change use it. Both sides in the fight over how to stem the coronavirus use it. (more…)

Assessing Mrs. Eddy’s legacy

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

“Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Scientist and Persister” was the title of a laudatory piece on the influential website Real Clear Politics, published March 16, 2020, as part of a Women’s History Month series recognizing notable speeches by women. (more…)

Warning: Gender is a propaganda term

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

A person’s sex, male or female, is a bodily fact—a matter of DNA, chromosomes, and plumbing. Whereas a person’s gender (Facebook says there at least 58 different ones) is a mental construct. There’s a huge difference between the two ideas—revolutionary in fact. (more…)

Changing times in old St. Louis

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

If you are interested in Principia, you will be interested in this remarkable document.   (more…)

Designer spirituality worsens by the day

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

The widespread assumption that true goodness is achievable in human beings by one’s own effort was vividly illustrated by an exchange on Facebook this weekend. (more…)

Spirituality is not Christianity

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Colorado this weekend hosts a “Spirituality Conference” celebrating the oneness of all things and, it would seem, damning Christianity with faint praise. (more…)

“How spiritual are we?”

Monday, October 12th, 2009

So asks the cover of Parade magazine, Oct. 4 issue, with a big article about their poll of over 1000 Americans. The survey’s key finding that “spirituality” is gaining as religion recedes might be okay with Christian Scientists, (more…)

Want to fireproof your marriage?

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

In the new movie “Fireproof,” Caleb is a fire captain and Katherine is PR director for a hospital. Their marriage is crashing after seven years. Whose fault is it? (more…)

When we misunderstand the sexes

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

A friend of ours recently said, “When you stop reading the Bible, all kinds of things start happening.” This is certainly true for the Christian Science church. Six years ago when my daughter was attending Principia College, (more…)