Making Belief

  Making Belief Aaron Lewis’ song “Am I the Only One” hit a national nerve. It was only the ninth song to debut #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song also holds Lewis’ highest solo position on the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number fourteen....

Sayin’ Ain’t Doin’

  Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Sayin’ Ain’t Doin’ Intent, Action, and Consequence Are you feeling a bit lost these days? Angry? Confused? Take a look at the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. It will clear your head and guide you out of the...

Rabid Individualism vs. Thisness

Photo by Ilya Shishikhin on Unsplash Rabid Individualism vs. Thisness Catholic World Report published an essay I wrote this week (see link below). It focuses on two kinds of individuals, the rabid individualism of Nietzsche and the haecceity, or thisness, of the...

Writing Truth in a Mad World Part II: Praxis

Photo by Héctor J. Rivas on Unsplash Writing Truth in a Mad World Part II: Praxis In Part I, I exposed the claim that language creates reality as a fraud. Reality creates language through human experience. This simple truth can go a long way in straightening out the...

Writing Truth in a Mad World Part I: Theory

Photo by Mahdi Bafande on Unsplash Writing Truth in a Mad World Part I: Theory by Jack Gist I shunned copywriting for many years because most books I read on the subject and most of the copy I came across (it is legion) convinced me that it was designed, at bottom, to...

Natural Law as Revelation

  Here’s an opinion piece recently published in Catholic World Report. Take heart, nature will prevail, not the nonsense that passes as reason these days. Opinion: Vatican II, dialogue with the world, and natural...