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Echo Chambers

Can Gimli and Legolas help us learn how to bridge divides and advance the common good? If these names are unfamiliar, they are two central characters in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” series. For context, there is a long-standing animosity between dwarves and elves in the world of “Middle-earth” that Tolkien created. Gimli […] Read More

A problem with contemporary American society is that most people tend only to listen to people with whom they already agree. The result is almost complete ignorance of the perspectives of others. The result is a society that is no longer a community; we have no shared values. An example is the abortion debate. The […] Read More