December 2018

My 2019 Goals

I wish I was better. A better dad. A better husband. Better at praying and seeking God. A better worker, eater, reader, friend. Better helping around the house and sticking to our family budget. Better at listening and empathizing. Better at keeping my word. I want to be a better version of myself. I think […]

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Hartshorne on God

From what I understand, Charles Hartshorne broke the first ground on synthesizing Alfred North Whitehead’s process philosophy into some kind of digestible theology. The following selection comes from his book Omnipotence and Other Theological Mistakes (1984). In Plato’s Republic one finds the proposition: God, being perfect, cannot change (not for the better, since “perfect” means that there […]

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College as consumer good

I had the top comment on a Gary Vaynerchuk LinkedIn post last week. Sparked some good discussion. Thought I’d share here. “Today, college is about an ‘experience,’ not an education. It wasn’t always this way, but we’re here now. This means the problem is much deeper than finding other ways to educate yourself and become […]

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DBH on Religion

I transcribed the below from this video. I like this. It’s a different way of thinking about religion and God—one I find more compatible with my common observations of things. “I never take any religion as a closed system of propositions, every one of which is true, or true in the same way. I think […]

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Percy on present-ness

How did it happen that now he could see everything so clearly. Something had given him leave to live in the present. Not once in his entire life had he come to rest in the quiet center of himself but had forever cast himself from some dark past he could not remember to a future […]

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