Peters, Nathaniel
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How to Think about Chastity

Chastity is a way of being more holistically directed toward our happiness regardless of the desires and attractions we experience.

Date posted: 2024-03-16

Christmas for Grownups

Christmas teaches us this great mystery: the truth of Trinitarian love is so beautiful and heart-breaking that it could only be communicated in the form of a child.

Date posted: 2023-12-24

The Moral Paralysis behind Teenage Depression

It's not just that many have been taught that the wrong things make them happy, and that their deliberation leads to choices that make them miserable - though that does happen in many cases. Far too often, they have not been given enough tools for moral thinking and acting at all.

Date posted: 2023-06-08

Can You Have Human Dignity without Christianity?

When Christianity enters a society, it provides an understanding of inherent and equal human dignity that lifts up those whom that society has considered unworthy. But what happens when Christianity recedes? Christian human dignity is not founded on maximizing fairness or autonomy, but on the fact that all human beings are made free and in the image of God. If it becomes detached from that principle, then human dignity no longer makes sense.

Date posted: 2022-01-25

The Rise of the Nones

The rise in numbers of people with no religious affiliation reflects the emergence of a new faith rather than a loss of faith altogether. As America's religious norm changes from Christianity to therapeutic deism and spiritualized progressivism, we will find more people challenging longstanding protections of human dignity and religious liberty.

Date posted: 2019-08-31

Respect for the Dignity of Every Human Person: The First Pillar of a Decent Society

Human dignity begins when human life begins, with the fusion of an egg and sperm in fertilization to create a new human being. Debates about human dignity begin with whether embryonic and fetal life is worthy of the same protections as more mature human life.

Date posted: 2018-12-13

Theology, Not Politics, Will Shape the Future of the Church

The Church's own history teaches us that her theology matters more than her politics. Now as in the past, those who make robust arguments that coherently develop our understanding of Christ and his message will endure, while those whose arguments diminish the meaning of the cross and resurrection are likely to pass away.

Date posted: 2018-08-19

The End of Meaningless Sex

Donna Freitas's new book on the hookup culture rightly encourages students to see its harms, but fails to give them moral reasons for opting out of it.

Date posted: 2013-10-15

Why Sexual Integrity Isn't Out-of-Date

A book about sex by J. Budziszewski uses natural law arguments to persuade young adults of the moral benefits of purity. On the Meaning of Sex's strengths show where to begin: by offering an eloquent, engaging description of the beauty of men, women, and sexuality.

Date posted: 2012-08-03