Articles By: Julia Kiewit

“Two’s company, three’s a crowd … and four’s an environmental disaster!”

One would think that if anyone’s genes need reproducing, David and Victoria Beckham would have approval. But even in our success-obsessed culture today, the achievement and beauty of Mr. and Mrs. Beckham is not enough to get them off the hook among those who believe that one’s family size should...
July 25th, 2011 | Bioethics, Family Facts, Family Issues, General Bioethics | Read More

Sacred Spaces

A blank canvas does not carry much meaning as a work of art until the artist begins to use lines to create shapes and figures, separating each section of the painting from the others. A place, much like a work of art, is endowed with definition—and therefore, with meaning— by its history and purpose. Walter...
January 31st, 2011 | Other, Religion, Worldviews | Read More

What’s in a Name?

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban announced the birth of their second child, Faith Margaret, last week thanking everyone for their support, especially Faith’s “gestational carrier.” While Nicole and Keith were simply using the vernacular of the fertility industry, referring to their child’s birth...
January 25th, 2011 | Bioethics, Family Issues, General Bioethics, Philosophy, Reproductive Technologies | Read More

An Open Letter To Mohamed Abdel Moniem El-Sawy

An open letter to Mohamed Abdel Moniem El-Sawy: I must admit, I don’t understand everything about the different segments of your Islamic faith—anymore than I understand everything about all the different denominations of Christianity. But they say actions speak louder than words, and I do understand...
January 11th, 2011 | Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Human Rights, Other Religions, Politics, Religion, Religious Liberty, Social Justice, Worldviews | Read More

Free Speech, Amazon and Your Community

In the name of supporting freedom of expression and consumer choice, Amazon made a controversial book available for sale to Kindle users: “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct.” According to an MSNBC news article, the book offers “advice to...
December 13th, 2010 | Culture, Family Issues, On Conservatism, Rights Reason & Religion, Worldviews | Read More

Life is work, Life is leisure

When I first started working, I promised myself that I’d never be “that person”—you know, the one who lived for the weekends. As time went by, however, I found myself increasingly looking forward Friday rituals—“TGIF!” emails, the Starbucks run to celebrate the end of the week, weekend...
November 29th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Book Reviews, Culture, Other, Philosophy, Religion, Worldviews | Read More

When Govenment is a Bureaucratic Babel

When a man claims he can build a tower so tall that it reaches God, raise your eyebrows and ask skeptical questions. Beyond warnings against architectural hubris, the story of the Tower of Babel also says much about modern understandings of government.
November 1st, 2010 | Heritage & History, On Conservatism, Politics, Rights Reason & Religion | Read More