Not long after we moved into our first house my wife and I got a dog. Riley was a free puppy found via a classified ad in the local newspaper. He was a German Shepherd-Rottweiler… Read More
That inflammatory news blurb in your Facebook feed that’s got your dander up? The one some acquaintances are circulating that’s got you thinking they’ve lost their mi… Read More
Our ability to deceive ourselves seems to be quite resilient. There is this thing called “confirmation bias” where we search for, interpret, favor, and recall information i… Read More
Jan Cossiers: NarcisoIn Metamorphoses, the Roman poet Ovid tells an old story about Narcissus, a young man who rejected the advances of Echo, a nymph. The unhappy suitor then wast… Read More
So much for multi-tasking with a smartphone. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found the following: ...that it didn’t matter whether a person’s smartpho… Read More
Reconciliation is supposed to be a defining characteristic of Christian community. But the social media and messaging apps that smartphones weld into everyday life might acutally get i… Read More
Which of you, by being anxious, can add one moment to his lifespan? –Matthew 6:27, World English Bible. But we seem to think we can worry ourselves into more likes on our Faceboo… Read More
As a follow-up to my somewhat befuddled post on Open Theism here’s a YouTube clip of John C. Polkinghorne discussing the nature of time. The clip is part of the Closer to Truth PBS se… Read More
A couple of years ago my wife and I read The Gifts of Imperfection* together. The book resonated with me. Since then other bits by the author, Brene Brown, have tended to get my… Read More
When I was introduced to faith as allegiance last summer it was like a strobe going off inside my head. It provided some much needed illumination to clarify some pretty muddled thinkin… Read More
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