Should You Make New Year’s Resolutions?

Like many adult Americans, I have mixed feelings about New Year’s resolutions. On the one hand, as a type-A “go-getter,” I’m drawn to the idea of jotting down a list of nearly-impossible tasks like “Lose 30 pounds,” “Never lose my temper,” or “Learn Mandarin,” and at least, you know, giving it the ol’ college try … Continued


New Year’s Resolution: Be Yourself

The new year is upon us, and most of us are considering a wide array of potential resolutions to make. Over the next week our Facebook and Twitter accounts will likely be besieged with articles by experts on the best ways to make resolutions or resolution stories that are bit off the beaten path. Certainty … Continued


Controlling Our Bodies, Controlling Ourselves

To help promote Acculturated Templeton Press is making select essays from the book available for free on this website. In this essay from Daniel Akst, we find a veritable feast of food for thought. If John Bunyan were alive today but still infused with religious passion, how might he get his message across? Surely not by writing a book-length … Continued