@BrendanClarey

Brendan is a senior at Hillsdale College studying English and journalism. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan when he's not at school. He has worked for WMAL radio in Washington, D.C. and the New York Post in New York as well as The Hillsdale Collegian. He likes talking and writing about God, art and life and enjoys good coffee and beer with friends.


Why You Shouldn’t Lie to Your Kids About Santa Claus

When my father was a little boy, he told his brother that he was excited for Christmas because Santa was coming. His brother called him an idiot, spelling it out clearly: “Santa isn’t real.” My dad ran to his mom and asked tearfully, “Is Santa real?” She looked into his innocent eyes and told him … Continued

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What ‘Stranger Things’ Teaches Us About Fatherhood and Family

The second season of Netflix’s hit series, Stranger Things, has some stranger things than the first season, but it continues to have a lot of the familiar, too. As strange as the monsters or the characters are, traditional themes that speak to most Americans continue to dominate the show’s narrative and drive its continued appeal. … Continued

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Should Christians Watch ‘Game of Thrones’?

Last week, pastor and author Kevin DeYoung wrote a piece for The Gospel Coalition expressing his disbelief that Christians are watching the popular HBO television show Game of Thrones. “I’m always amazed that a number of people I respect—smart people, serious Christians, good conservative thinkers—are obviously watching (and loving) the series,” he wrote, before admitting … Continued

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