The history of the warrior cop
In the 19th century, the U.S. adopted a "social peacekeeper" model of policing. Then the Civil War left behind a surplus of firearms.
The case of John Howard Yoder
Yoder defined violence in terms of violating someone's dignity. This sounds ready made as a description of his own abusive behavior.
Insights from Origen on prayer
Growing in prayer is not simply acquiring a set of special spiritual skills. It is growing into Christian humanity.
Drug use in American culture
Drugs are perhaps the ultimate consumer product. They give an instant, intense hit, and they're used up in one go.
What will marijuana policy reform look like?
Twenty-two states now have legal cannabis markets of some form. Regulations are being made up on the fly, with consequences not yet known.
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