Recapturing the Lost Art of Civil Discourse

Recapturing the Lost Art of Civil Discourse

It seems as if everyone is mourning the death of civil discourse these days. Last spring, distressed by a cultural inability to have productive and meaningful conversations, four friends and I pitched an idea for a new student organization at Baylor University, which...
A Philosophy of Opinion Writing

A Philosophy of Opinion Writing

In my college years, I noticed a church sign promoting an upcoming sermon titled, “A Christian View of Time.” What caught my attention was use of the article “A” rather than “The.” The preacher had enough self-awareness and integrity to acknowledge that he didn’t have...
This Thanksgiving, Leave a Lasting Message

This Thanksgiving, Leave a Lasting Message

Pass the gravy, the biscuits and the awkward conversations. They’re coming to a dinner table near you this Thanksgiving. But they don’t have to. Rather than make your point, I encourage you to leave a message instead. To be fair, life during the global pandemic caused...