Category Archives: Speaking the truth

Politicians still object to churches speaking out

Albert Einstein described how he’d slowly watched his homeland give in to Adolf Hitler and wondered if any of the great German institutions would stand up and oppose Him. He said, ‘I expected the Universities to oppose Nazism. Instead they … Continue reading

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Acedia, an aversion to spiritual things

William Bennet, speaking at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, said: ‘There is a coarseness and a cynicism to our era…The ancients called it acedia, an aversion to spiritual things and an undue concern for the external and the worldly… I … Continue reading

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Truth in love

It’s always difficult to know what to do when someone asks you to write them a reference for a job you know they’re not up to. But Robert Thornton, a professor of economics, once composed the ideal letter to fit … Continue reading

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