I’m a little overwhelmed…

Originally posted on Is it just me, or is the world insane?:
Hello everyone! I’ve been working on a piece to put together what I have been blessed to see regarding what God has to say about the treatment of the poor and needy. This is a little overwhelming, and yet I know that the…

Ending Racism: How to Change the World in One Generation

The other morning I was feeling the weight of trying to articulate possibilities in the face of polarities. I prayed for some guidance on how to reimagine some of the conversations we’re having on race. Next thing you know, I get this email from my new friend Justin Michael Williams inviting me to preview an … More Ending Racism: How to Change the World in One Generation

Free Speech and the Awareness of Context

The primary ingredient in anything you express is context. In the video below, I offer an analogy to assist listeners in examining how their context shapes how their content is experienced. I deliberately did not use any real world examples because this awareness is universally applicable. Additionally, like any broadly applicable awareness, it can be … More Free Speech and the Awareness of Context

George Floyd, Rene Girard’s “Founding Murder Theory” and The Point of No Return

This is the post that I never wanted to write but knew that if I lived long enough, I would have to. In the person of George Floyd, it seems that the planet has received what Rene Girard would call its next “founding murder”. I first learned about this idea of the founding murder from … More George Floyd, Rene Girard’s “Founding Murder Theory” and The Point of No Return

Dealing With Privilege and Playing the Cards You Were Dealt

The subject of privilege is confusing. When some people hear it, it brings up all sorts of complex feelings. I have some personal feelings about how the term is used. But I don’t really get into it here. With this video I am making an attempt to bridge a chasm that many of us face … More Dealing With Privilege and Playing the Cards You Were Dealt

Two Ideas One Mind: The Vices and Virtues of Cognitive Dissonance

In this video my friend Ben and I discuss the benefits and detriments of cognitive dissonance–the capacity to hold two conflicting thoughts in one’s head at the same time. This was recorded a few days after the murder of George Floyd. Because of the social climate immediately following that tragedy, I felt it was irresponsible … More Two Ideas One Mind: The Vices and Virtues of Cognitive Dissonance