An article from The Atlantic says gossip can strengthen interpersonal bonds and make us better people. I am dubious.
The saying "that which does not kill us makes us stronger" suggests that suffering automatically produces strength. It does not.
One of the worst parts of suffering is waiting. Yet few times of year are better for waiting than Advent.
James K.A. Smith's argument for the power of historic liturgy seems difficult to accept if you meet in a house church.
I'm walking through a trial that has led me to study what different thinkers say about suffering.
I'm stepping away from the blog for a while.
I've moved away from social media and have turned more of my attention to an unlikely source: email newsletters. Here are a few I recommend.
What if we are not primarily thinking creatures, but creatures of habit? What if we are not driven mainly by what we know, but by what we love? My review of this incredible book by James K.A. Smith.
A blog post at Nautilus argues that we need a whole new class of experts who study the science of stupidity. But don't such people already exist?
It's quite simple, really: A public pension, encouragement to keep going, and assurance that not all the stories worth telling have been told.