Category Archives: Culture

  1. Can the Supreme Court Get it Wrong? MLK Jr Thought So.

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    January 19, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    “I have a dream” that one day we will look back at Roe v Wade and the decades that followed it the same way that we look back at Dred Scott v Sandford, as an ugly blemish in our nation’s history that we overcame when we as a people recognized that all people are created equally with equal rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness regardless of age, race, physical or mental handicaps, wealth, or educational background.

  2. A Rabbi Walks into the Vatican and Shares Some Poetic Theology of Love

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    November 20, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    I’ve been hearing a lot of great things being said about the presentation given at the Humanum Conference by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of the UK and the Commonwealth, so I decided to start by watching his speech. I was very impressed by what he added to the conversation. One of the things I admire most about the Jewish faith is how poetic a lot of their theology is. Rather than speak about all the problems that the modern definition of marriage has (high divorce rates, abortion and contraception, ignoring gender, etc.), he discusses why marriage as it has been understood throughout history is so beautiful and necessary.

  3. The Greatest Disease in the West

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    September 30, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    The greatest disease in the West, according to Mother Teresa, has little to do with not having enough bread to eat, and everything to do with not having a loving community to eat it with. But what can we do to cure what afflicts our culture?

  4. Should We Really Be “All About That Bass?”

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    September 20, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    Meghan Trainor’s new hit “All About That Bass” has been praised for fighting unrealistic, airbrushed standards of beauty, but is it actually fighting the right battle?

  5. Anti Date-Rape Nail Polish: Victim Saving or Victim Blaming?

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    August 29, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    A new nail polish that changes colors when exposed to many popular date-rape drugs is a step in the right direction, but are we doing enough to focus on the root of the real problem in our sexual assault crisis?

  6. Moral of the Story: You Don’t Always Have Control

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    August 12, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    Hearing the news of Robin William’s suicide yesterday evening impacted me in a different way than it would have a …
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  7. Should I ever give money to a homeless person?

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    June 12, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    If you’re a living, breathing human being dwelling in a decent-sized city, you’ve probably encountered a number of people on street …
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