© 2016 by Rachel Douchant.

Whatever Is True

Left, Right, & Center. Understanding each other through the classical liberal tradition.

 

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Phil. 4:8

June 28, 2018

This talk was presented to 50 high schoolers yesterday.  They are attending the Faith Ascent Base Camp, to prepare themselves intellectually for college. I draw heavily from Atheist Delusions by David Bentley Hart.  The link to the video is here.  Start at about 5...

June 14, 2017

The American left, acting on its Marxist training, interprets both current and historical realities in terms of various forms of group oppression – whether based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or whatever else.  The American right calls them race-baiters and man-...

April 21, 2017

Dear Mr. _______,

My son let me know about the meeting the class had yesterday concerning some girls that were feeling left out of the recess soccer games.  I love our school so much, and I'm so glad that you all help the kids work through issues of exclusion and bullyi...

April 21, 2017

I got a ticket in Indianapolis recently.  I was driving on a 10-lane highway at 7:30 am on a Saturday, going 72 mph.  Much to my chagrin, I found out the hard way that the speed limit was 55.  55!  Let's be honest, it would have been insane to drive 55 mph.  People wou...

April 21, 2017

https://urbana.org/seminar/women-academia-finding-life-university-panel-discussion

I talk around 6 minutes in, 27 minutes in, 40 minutes in, 50, and then again at 56 minutes in.  Then I get just downright mean in the last three minutes. (jk)

March 22, 2017

I'm as disappointed as the next guy when it comes to the election of our current president.  But Sarah Posner, writing for the New Republic, fails to make a convincing case that Donald Trump's election has revealed a seething underworld of Alt-Right Christianity in the...

November 28, 2016

Note: I am not a sports fan, particularly.  I don't know anything about Kaepernick as a person.  I simply addressed this as a classical liberal.  Also, I had mentioned the controversial third verse of the Star Spangled Banner in my original comments, but there is quite...

November 18, 2016

Dear Conservative and Progressive Friends,

Below you will find a very dry, academic overview of my argument that libertarians and conservatives should acknowledge the existence of systemic oppression, and that progressives ought to embrace the open economy as liberating...

November 18, 2016

Here are my comments from yesterday's Love and Unity Town Hall meeting at Lindenwood University. (In which I shamelessly stole Dallas Willard's "VIM" acronym: Vision, Intention, Means) 

Love and Unity.

This year has been challenging. It’s one thing to say these beautifu...

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