Luma Simms
Luma Simms
Luma Simms
Luma Simms is an associate fellow at The Philos Project. She writes on culture, family, philosophy, politics, religion, and the life and thought of immigrants. Her work has appeared at First Things Magazine, Public Discourse, The Federalist, and elsewhere.Her educational background includes a B.S. in physics from California State Polytechnic University Pomona. She studied law at Chapman University School of Law before leaving to become an at-home mom.At Chapman Law, Luma was research assistant to Dr. John C. Eastman, which included work for The Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence. She also clerked for Superior Court Judge James P. Gray of Orange County, California. Follow her on Twitter: @lumasimms.
The Benedict Option Can’t Save Your Faith Or Family

Ultimately, our faith in methods of ‘intentional Christian community,’ and our journey in and out of this pre-Dreher Benedict Option, exhausted our faith and estranged one of our children.

In Rejecting Refugee Priority, Middle Eastern Christians Act Like Abuse Victims

Not only do these Christians have hundreds of years of oppressed mentality to overcome, but Muslims, just like wife-beaters, increase their wrathful acts upon their victims when they seek help.

Why Americans Shouldn’t Normalize The Hijab

The endgame of hijab culture in Islam is totalitarian. For all their talk of ‘renegades,’ Playboy and The Huffington Post are hawking the banal conformity of this age: Anything but Western Christendom.

When Mothers Who Paused Their Careers Hit Play Again

The ‘opt-out revolution’ of highly educated moms who take time off work to raise children includes me. Now I’m on the way back in.

‘The Best Of Both Worlds’: Kids Were No Barrier To This Female Entrepreneur

An author, journalist, and now the CEO of a new business venture, Danielle Crittenden Frum took time to answer my questions about mothers opting-out and back into the workforce.

In Supporting Trump, Conservative Men Abandon Conservative Women

By ‘elevat[ing] to the first place in the government one of the worst men in the community,’ Republican and conservative evangelical leaders have made liars out of themselves.

Is Choosing To Stay At Home Sustainable For Women?

Our nostalgia for the 1950s blinds us to the reality that the stay-at-home mom was always a historical anomaly. As the economy declines, so may this option. What can families do then?

How It Feels To Send A Beloved Daughter Off To College

Without pushing my daughter into the kind of education I had always wanted but didn’t have as a poor immigrant, I gained a daughter who appreciates the good in life.

Since America Won’t Stop Christian Genocide, Israel Should

Israel is the only hope Arab Christians have left.

How Women Should Rethink The American Dream

The American Dream is not about money. It’s a call to create a society with the space to pursue humanity’s calling.

Don’t Do The Same Thing To Muslims They Did To Me

Donald Trump says to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. While Muslims have persecuted me and my people, turnabout is not fair play.

Why We Should Resettle Refugees In Their Own Lands

The refugee crisis exists because America has indulged foolish foreign policies. To get out of this mess will require wisdom, not more of the same.

Essential Oils Can’t Save Your Soul (Or Your Body)

Essential oils are a new god in the natural polytheistic constellation.

It’s Time For Immigrants To Discover American Principles

There have always been American immigrants, and there have always been very public conversations in America about immigration. Let’s engage that conversation for America’s benefit.

Why Immigrants Vote for Democrats

It is completely consistent that immigrants would take any education and economic opportunity available to them and follow whichever political party is handing out social services.

Why I’ll Celebrate The Fourth Of July Differently This Year

At some point, the Fourth of July must return to being a day we remember why Americans believe in self-evident truths and self-government.

Can We Have Religious Liberty In Modern America?

If most Americans are no longer constrained by religion or morality, do we have any hope of securing lasting civil and religious liberties?

How Bad Religion Has Bequeathed Us ‘An Anxious Age’

Joseph Bottum’s new book, ‘An Anxious Age,’ argues America’s mainline denominations collapsed under their own weight, leaving a moral void our society has yet to fill.

Here’s How The Iraqi Village Can Help Restore Ours

We in the West can learn from those in the East regarding the village support system families need to truly thrive.

Dear President Obama, I Quit Law School To Stay With My Kids

Don’t pretend you know the right answer to the many hard choices women must make, Mr. President.