Our practice of lying to ourselves is combining with crippling levels of fear in the face of change. We need to address both issues for a healthy society.
Read More How to keep the world from falling apart – Part I
The trauma of generations past can impact us today, but healing can be found.
Read More The scars of our fathers: Remembering John Secord
It’s hard to wrap our minds around how diametrically opposed Americans are politically and culturally. It often feels quite literally like we are living in different realities from each other, perceiving events so distinctly that it’s as if we’re on separate worlds. And this phenomenon isn’t limited to the U.S. – most Western democracies are […]
Read More Why are we so divided? It’s about identity
“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” – St. Augustine, Confessions “All of you who were baptized into Christ have put on the family likeness of Christ. Gone is the distinction between Jew and Greek, slave and free man, male and female – you […]
Read More The idolatry and slavery of identity
If we are truly going to do our best to make a better society to live in, there are a whole lot of tough truths we are all going to have to face, and the largest one is likely this: we’ve been wrong about a lot of things. No matter who you are or what […]
Read More Christian sins: misplaced identity and making enemies
I had a crisis of faith in my mid-20s. My background was Christian, and my trouble centered on whether there was any point in me continuing with the faith. I wanted a deeper connection to God than what is stereotypically understood to be on offer in most American churches. It seems to me Jesus is […]
Read More Jesus of Nazareth as a guy
My grandfathers As I’ve sought to understand myself and heal from the particular broken places within me, I’ve learned that the journey to knowing myself doesn’t stop with me. Family accounts for far more than our genetic mixture. It also of course establishes the way we perceive ourselves and the world via the environment in […]
Read More The story of who I am