The Voice of the Conservative Movement at Wabash College

Despite the great degree to which our world today is shaped by technology, we must always be wary of excessive predictions of how much a certain technology will change. After the technical pioneers, inventors, and excitable members of the press have had their say, the overall situation remains just about what it was before. Human [...]

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Attempts at persuasiveness are quite prevalent in our society.  But—particularly in the areas of morality, religion, and politics—there is proportionally very little successful persuasiveness.  People are generally so set in their ways of thinking about these things that discussions in these areas are reduced to unproductive polemics.  True persuasiveness is something that is so hard [...]

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I have always been fascinated by small towns. Coming from a New York City suburban background to Crawfordsville, Indiana was an adjustment that for me could not be overcome simply by time—I realized that in order for me to deepen my understanding of this college, an exploration of the town was necessary.
The sun was directly [...]

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Theology has received a poor reputation in modern times. The accusations usually fall in two strands: either theology is some anachronistic game that scholars played in past ages, or it is a pharisaic exercise that distracts from the Christian life and the gospel. As churches have moved away from teaching doctrine and have emphasized the [...]

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In an effort to keep this blunt, provocative, and worthy of your instant, omnipotent judgment, let me state for the record: I like Glenn Beck.
Yes, yes, I know: I’m a complete idiot because you’ve watched a fifteen-second clip, which gives you an authoritative opinion. You’ve seen the crocodile tears; you’ve heard him call President Obama [...]

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November 2, 2010 could be a historical day of change and transition. The 2010 mid-term elections have gained a great deal of attention and commentary amongst the American public. In January [...]

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Although I have never taught at a big university, I imagine that a certain degree of anonymity is one of its advantages. Too much involvement with any school can be a bad thing, and sometimes we are all (faculty and students alike) too involved with the ins and outs of Wabash. Too much love for [...]

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