June 30, 2017

In a recent blog, "Living with Enchantment," I wrote of New Copernicans, “We are moderns that believe in magic.” I cited Doctor Strange, Elizabeth Gilbert, and yes, Harry Potter. So I was intrigued to read Gracy Olmstead’s article in The Federalist, Harry Potter Offer...

June 27, 2017

Director Scott Derrickson got it right in Doctor Strange. He infused the expected technological naturalism of the Marvel comic universe with Eastern Tibetan mysticism. He morphed Stephen Strange from a self-absorbed disenchanted naturalist to a nascent enchanted natura...

June 25, 2017

It is perhaps too strong to say, “Demographics is destiny.” Culture is too complex to make that reductionism stick. But millennials may have the social and economic capital to make the claim stick. New Copernicans are rethinking the core assumptions of human society. I...

June 23, 2017

New Copernicans intuit that reality is spherical. They also sense that life is best lived in harmony with the nature of reality. Exploring the building blocks to reality is an exciting aspect of our ongoing spiritual and life pilgrimages.

Fractals are clearly one of the...

June 19, 2017

If New Copernicans are the first post-Enlightenment generational cohort, then their attitudes toward Enlightenment-based political institutions will not be based on Enlightenment polarities. Some have found that according to the World Value Survey millennials are the m...

June 18, 2017

It is my contention that we cannot flourish as a human being without being on a spiritual pilgrimage. The question then becomes, how do I enter into that pilgrimage? This beautiful essay from Muslim artist Sophia Khan provides wisdom for the road.

It has been said that...

June 17, 2017

Brad Wilcox was a graduate student back when I was working at the University of Virginia. He has since become a national authority on the sociology of marriage and family and is a senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies and a professor of sociology at the Uni...

June 13, 2017

What will it take for evangelical leaders to learn from Pope Francis? He has a deep appeal to millennials. One cannot imagine the likes of Franklin Graham, Russell Moore, or Al Mohler gracing the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Pope Francis is an exemplar of an open t...

June 10, 2017

Eating out can be a culinary adventure. I have an app on my phone that makes it so.

Guy Fieri has a popular TV show on the Food Network, “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” My humble background makes me especially appreciative of the kind of food he celebrates. It’s local fo...

June 9, 2017

The vote in the United Kingdom this week, which greatly weakened Theresa May’s Conservative Party has been blamed on the voting patterns of millennials. They rallied behind Labor by a 34-point margin. One cannot automatically assume that this means that they hold to th...

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