I’ve spilled my guts to you because sharing life is the best way any of us grow and learn. In my late teenage years and into my early 20s, I thought ideas could change people; that if I just crafted the perfect, irrefutable argument supporting something I believed, then you would inevitably become convinced I […]Read More How we think, believe and know: My journey through life – Part V
Humanity often depresses me. I include myself in that broad generalization. It’s hard to see the big picture of God’s belief in our eternal value when constantly confronted with the ramifications of our temporal brokenness. I work for the U.S. federal government, and I will subtly suggest many of the stereotypes about bureaucratic inefficiency, redundancy, and endless […]Read More Mine!
Why do we find society’s narrative of morality, meaning, and human identity compelling? I think there are two primary reasons. The first is that it encourages one of our basest temptations – selfishness, which speaks to us in a deep way. If you doubt this is the core of the narrative, think of what so […]Read More The wrong side of history?
When I was a younger and more zealous individual, I thought there was only one correct way of understanding the universe and life’s meaning (if there was one), and all anyone had to do was be honest with themselves, add “a + b” together and we’d all come up with “c” as the answer; anyone who […]Read More What is there to say?