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Hans Boersma on the Emerging Totalitarianism of the New Biopolitics

Of Myths & Men

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Of Myths & Men

James Lindsay's Search for Love & Meaning Without God by Brian Dunne

Mandelbrot Set

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Mandelbrot Set

The Cascading Beauty of Fractals in C. S. Lewis, Scripture & Art by Stanley E. Anderson

What Do I Have That I Did Not Receive?

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True Grit

Anthony Esolen on the Untamed Tongue of a Medieval English Monk

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October 12, 2018

Pastoring Young Men into Manhood

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October 13, 2016

The Gnostic Revival

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Christian Community as the World's Leaven

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from the archives on imagination (21 articles)

18.4—May 2005

Of Weeds & Fairy Tales

The Idylls, Idols & Devils That Corrupt the Moral Imagination by Vigen Guroian

11.5—September/October 1998

Speaking the Truths Only the Imagination May Grasp

An Essay on Myth & 'Real Life' by Stratford Caldecott

from the archives on family (84 articles)

31.1—January/February 2018

In Defense of Prudery

The Wisdom of the Victorian Quest for Innocence by David Sandifer

32.4—July/August 2019

An Alien Warfare

Today's Culture Wars Are Both Ancient & Modern by Allan C. Carlson

32.1—January/February 2019

The Life of Sean

on Down Syndrome & the Lives That Matter by David F. Watson

current columns


by Anthony Esolen

on Christian hymns

35.3 — May/Jun 2022

The Shores Beyond

35.2 — Mar/Apr 2022

Our Love, Crucified

35.1 — January/February 2022

He Is Near

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From Heavenly Harmony

by Ken Myers

on classical music

35.3 — May/Jun 2022

Beatific Hearing

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Most Highly Favored Lady

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"The Everest of Sacred Music"

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A Thousand Words

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on works of Christian art

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Henri Matisse's Chapel of the Rosary, Part 2

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First Books

by Kathie Johnson

on books for children

35.3 — May/Jun 2022

China Fiction

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The Pantheon

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Learning About China

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Mortal Remains

by S. M. Hutchens

on theology and culture

35.3 — May/Jun 2022


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The Spirit of Change

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Activities in the Primate House

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As It Is Written . . .

by Patrick Henry Reardon

on the bible and theology

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Twice as Good

35.2 — Mar/Apr 2022

Job & the High Priest

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Esau & Job

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past columns

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Touchstone looks back at recent "classics"

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The Leading Edge

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Peace-Seeking Muslims

21.4 — May 2008

Science Futures

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The Matter at Hand

by Leon J. Podles

on events of the day

18.1 — January/February 2005

Empty Spaces of the Word

16.5 — June 2003

Naples & New Towns

15.3 — April 2002

The Ring of Terror

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Practical Christianity

by Thomas S. Buchanan

pondering the Christian life

11.6 — November/December 1998

Rediscovering Advent

11.5 — September/October 1998

Practicing Wisdom

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The Three-Hour Plan

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Touchstone interviews with persons of interest

27.1 — Jan/Feb 2014

Activist for Life

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Hope in Haiti?

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22.8 — November/December 2009

Remains of the Swedes

An Interview with Bishop Göran Beijer of the Mission Province of the Church of Sweden

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book reviews

32.4 — July/August, 2019

Then They Will Come for Us
Then They Came For Me: Martin Niemöller, The Pastor Who Defied the Nazis by Matthew D. Hockenos
A review by J. Daryl Charles

32.4 — July/August, 2019

Novel Conversion
Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard by Cynthia L. Haven
A review by David K. Anderson

32.3 — May/June, 2019

Shame & Redemption
The Crucifix on Mecca's Front Porch: A Christian's Companion for the Study of Islam
A review by Casey Chalk

32.5 — September/October, 2019

Healing East & West
The Orthodox Reality: Culture, Theology, and Ethics in the Modern World by Vigen Guroian
A review by John G. Panagiotou

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