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Why Are You Troubled?

“Why are you troubled?  And why do questions arise in your hearts?  Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.  Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” — Luke 24:38-39

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Justin Katz

Justin Katz started Dust in the Light in 2002 as a place to publish his social and political commentary, and it quickly brought him to the attention of national opinion writers and publishers. His increasing focus on Rhode Island left less mental energy to keep up content on the deeper questions of life, which is an omission he's striving to repair.

Expertise and Godhood in a Limited Frame

By Justin Katz / March 20, 2021

Our experts are experts, but they neglect the limits of their expertise in order to keep pace with progressive politicians drawn toward the gravity of total control.

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Remember What World You Live In

By Justin Katz / February 27, 2021

Remembering transcendent reality means having the courage to face the storm that plainly speaking the truth can raise in turbulent times because we are not truly at risk of perishing, at least in the sense that matters.

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Seats on the Train to Unraveling

By Justin Katz / January 23, 2021

Bari Weiss is right to join with ideological opponents to fight for the right to disagree, but she should recognize the role an issue close to her heart, same-sex marriage, played in our loss of that right.

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Principles and Inevitable Logic

By Justin Katz / December 19, 2020

Whether the logical consequences of a decision are, in fact, inevitable or are only apt to create a sort of momentum, it behooves us to make decisions with a full understanding of their implications.

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The Lesson Never Ends

By Justin Katz / November 28, 2020

Among other lessons, the coronavirus pandemic is teaching us that a deeper illness than COVID-19 has settled upon our civilization.

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In Favor of Risking the Hatred

By Justin Katz / November 15, 2020

If we learn to love to lose, it’s a reflection of our having filled our hearts with a love that cannot be lost.

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A Truth About Love They Insist We Ignore

By Justin Katz / October 12, 2020

When social shifts produce their inevitable harm, we’ll need a record of dissent that can help future generations rediscover the new old truths that were nearly lost in the social revolution.

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The Circular Fiat of a Closed Fist

By Justin Katz / September 28, 2020

Once we accepted that an intellectual time machine could go back in history and change words and, thereby, rules, we opened the way for ideologues to mass produce such vehicles.

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Seeing the Meta from Mt. Science

By Justin Katz / September 20, 2020

The fact that religious people are better able to see patterns may not be evidence of God, but the insistence of secularists that a pattern cannot be seen is not science.

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The Path on Which All the Difference Has Been Made

By Justin Katz / June 30, 2020

We can have faith that Jesus Christ defeated sin, but what does that mean to creatures who want to know that their decisions matter, and how do we know we’re on the right path?

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