• Artistic Foundations for New Mediums: How Poetry Inspires Transcendent Cinema

    By Joshua Sikora One of the joys of teaching film at a university is the opportunity to explore the cinematic medium through the lens of other art forms. Working alongside painters, sculptors, composers, and poets, I am often challenged and inspired to see my artistic discipline in a new context. As such a young medium, …

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  • The Importance Of ‘Social Capital’ And The Fate Of The American Family

    By Timothy S. Goeglein “How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure!” -Dr. Samuel Johnson Earlier this year, I was invited to one of Washington’s premiere think tanks for a public policy discussion on a new piece of federal legislation that will likely be introduced …

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  • What is sentimental art and why is it bad for you?

    by Matthew Boyleston, PhD One of the most common objections my students raise is a vigorous disagreement to my claim that art is not exclusively a subjective experience: beauty does not actually reside in the eye of the beholder. In particular, they are often passionate defenders of sentimental art. This attitude is not limited to …

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  • The Necessity of Sovereign Laws

    by John Tyler, JD, PhD Two troubling trends have radically transformed American jurisprudence since the 1950s. The first is the separation of law from morality, which produces unjust laws. The second is judicial activism, which destroys liberty. This is the second of two essays on these trends. The first essay discussed the necessity of moral …

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  • The Necessity of Moral Laws

    by John Tyler, JD, PhD Two troubling trends have radically transformed American jurisprudence since the 1950s. The first is the intentional separation of law from morality. The second is the increased acceptance of judicial activism. This is the first of two essays explaining these trends, the harm they create, and how Christian universities can help …

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