What Killed Us, What Kills Us Now

From Brian Fung at The Atlantic: [Read more...]

Heartfelt and Serious

Laura Kreutzer reflects on what it means to her — as a mother — not to be available for her children: There is another woman in my 6-year-old daughter’s life. She writes messages on bumblebee note paper. She has a puppet friend named Millie, who helps my daughter learn the alphabet. Over the past nine [Read More...]

Creation By God … According to Wisdom (RJS)

One of The Seven Pillars of Creation discussed by William P. Brown is found in the book of Proverbs. Brown looks specifically at ch. 8:22-31, which we’ll get to below, and also at ch.  3:19-20. I’ve expanded the selection below to include 3:13, 18 (NIV), followed by 19-20 (Brown’s Translation): Blessed are those who find [Read More...]

Mental Weasling and Extreme Partisanship

This post is by Ann F-R, and it is on Jonathan Haidt’s new book, The Righteous Mind. Last time, we looked at how naturally humans weasel our way – or, to be more exact, we imagine we weasel our way – out of accountability to our own words and actions, and seek justifications to confirm [Read More...]