Convictions of Honor

Veritas, Integritas, Fidelitas

Striving, Quarreling, and General Disagreeableness

By Kevin Rhodes | Jul 7, 2020

In only six months, the year 2020 eclipsed the chaos of any other year in recent memory. It opened with the impeachment of a president and quickly pivoted to a…

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A Prudent Wife

By Kevin Rhodes | Jun 29, 2020

The book of Proverbs addresses some of the most practical aspects of life. From handling finances to dealing with people, its inspired wisdom offers meaningful insight to all willing to…

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Inevitable Conflict?

By Kevin Rhodes | Jun 8, 2020

The algorithms of social media encourage polarization. However, I do not mean this in some conspiratorial way. To the contrary, the programming that determines what we see on social media…

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How to Overcome Strife

By Kevin Rhodes | Jun 1, 2020

Division and strife dominate the news cycle once again. The ability of people and the media to pivot so quickly from division over candidates to division over pandemic policies of…

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It’s Not About You

By Kevin Rhodes | May 25, 2020

It seems like so much today encourages self-absorption. The typical social media profile contains more self-portraits than previous generations would have amassed in a lifetime. We have opinions on everything…

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A Plea for Civil Discourse

By Kevin Rhodes | May 18, 2020

So. Much. Anger. No matter where you turn today, angry people seem to dominate discourse. It has become extremely difficult to find a reasonable discussion that focuses on facts, thought,…

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An Exalted Nation

By Kevin Rhodes | May 12, 2020

Before Athens clashed with Sparta or Rome defeated Carthage, the quest for geopolitical power dominated international relations as nations vied for control of neighboring regions to gain power over natural…

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The Discipline Debate

By Kevin Rhodes | May 4, 2020

The self-professed wisdom of modernity has long sought to impose a secular—and often statist—view of disciplining children on society. From its early machinations in the era of Thomas Dewey to…

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Communication Skills

By Kevin Rhodes | Apr 27, 2020

Good communication skills rank among the highest of traits employers desire. Whether that falls into the realm of public speaking, writing understandable reports, or simply letting a manager know of…

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Portrait of a Lovely Woman

By Kevin Rhodes | Apr 20, 2020

Geography and era have a tremendous effect on how people see beauty. A basic survey of art history demonstrates this principle rather quickly, but even a quick review of noted…

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The Gift of a Child

By Kevin Rhodes | Apr 13, 2020
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Knowing the Difference

By Kevin Rhodes | Apr 6, 2020

No one shows up in your life with a sticker on the lapel saying, “I am a gossip,” no matter how helpful that warning might prove. Similarly, to my knowledge,…

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Better Than Gold

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 30, 2020

A crisis provides many opportunities for people of all stripes to display or fail to display wisdom. Whether personal, national, or global, a crisis presents an array of choices with…

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Sweet Talk with a Bitter Aftertaste

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has created a bizarre combination of reactions ranging from mocking irresponsibility to mass hysteria and panic. In the early days, ignorance spread far more quickly than knowledge,…

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Cheapened Sexuality

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 16, 2020

As news headlines remind us on practically a daily basis, improper sexual behavior remains a significant issue regardless of political party, ethnic group, or social strata. Sexual sins tempt anyone…

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What the LORD Hates

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 9, 2020

We live in a world of hate. Indeed, headlines reflect a lack of incivility in America that hearkens back to the days of fistfights in Congress, social media outlets keep…

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