It’s weird that people choose to be Christian, isn’t it? To follow the teachings of a guy who lived 2,000 years ago among a marginalized, minority cultural group. To associate with a religion that has several sects that are synonymous with modern-day American zealotry. Why would anyone, myself included, drink that Kool Aid? I was […]Read More Why in the world am I a Christian?
So many of us believe our identity is formed by what we love. But what do we mean by “identity?” What do we mean when we ask “Who am I?” Most of us are referring to our personalities – what we love, what we like, whether we’re introverted or extroverted. And we become passionate about […]Read More Who am I?
This is obvious on one hand, but on the other we typically don’t appreciate its truth: we come to love the things we do through a process. I wasn’t born with an innate love of “Star Wars” – I came to love it for a variety of reasons unique to my story as a person. […]Read More Forming our loves
For those of you who don’t have a love of “Star Wars,” I appreciate your patience and beg your forgiveness. We know and come to believe many things about life and others out of a core of love: what you love; what you want; what you seek; what you envision the “good life” being – […]Read More How do you know? Part III
It’s safe to say that dealing with anger – both acknowledged and repressed – is not something that’s unique to me. I think it’s a common underlying issue for many Americans. By no means is it something that only plagues Americans, but we seem to have a particular flavor that is interesting. Let’s take a broader view of American […]Read More Angry Americans
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?