The very hungry mediator

When did you last feel hungry? What you felt, medically speaking, was the effect of your gastrointestinal tract slowly emptying as sphincter muscles push food through the stomach and the small and large intestine. It’s called the migrating motor complex, triggered by release of a hormone called motilin. Next time your tummy interrupts an important …

The fountain of private prosperity

Open a Bible near the centre, and you will find the Book of Psalms. In many ancient manuscripts, the first psalm in the collection was apparently unnumbered, untitled, and printed in red ink to indicate that it frames and prefaces the whole Psalter, Israel's primary songbook. Psalm 1 is both a wisdom psalm, showing us …

The underbelly of the American self-conscious

Donald Trump is the third sitting U.S. President to be impeached. Photo credit: CTV News The founding Calvinist idea of mankind’s innate depravity due to original sin has been reborn in the 21st century and adapted to the left’s insistence on the innate depravity of the ruling class: the wickedness of the patriarchy, of “white …