Boundaries

“Boundaries” is a concept that is talked a lot these days, in Christian communities not least because of the aptly named book by Cloud and Townsend, but also due to a range of self-help books dealing with how to say “No,” how to be assertive, and related topics. It’s obviously a very important concept of daily ...

On Bias 4

Hi there. It’s been a while since I’ve done a philosophical post, but all the more reason to jump back in! After my debate with Manny, and subsequent reading of the book he recommended, Bart Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God, I’ve been on a bit of a theism vs atheism kick, and decided to read probably ...

The Great “Offended” Debate 2

The Great
The notion of “being offended” is something that is talked a lot about these days. There seems to be a large group of people who are always getting offended by things and then conversely an equally large group of people who say the first group needs to just chill out. Often to humorous effect, the ...

How To Really Listen To Someone – Like Really 3

I once read that people with my Myers–Briggs personality type (INTJ, though sometimes I register as an E) always think that they’re right. They forgot to mention that there is one of us who actually is — me. (Just kidding) But this fact about my personality type has always sort of haunted me, mainly because ...

Being grateful without being in denial 4

The Problem In the past year I’ve seen multiple articles posted on social media about the importance of having gratitude if you want to be happy. Most self-help books would probably say the exact same thing; after all, it really seems obvious that gratitude is important for happiness. At the same time, for me and ...