Journal

You can only control the process

I copied this from this webpage. Sports is inherently complex. There are many variables that affect the outcome of the game. Most of these variables are not within the control of players or the coach. There are too many plays, statistics and countermoves for a person to remember them all. To try and control all […]

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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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A concise definition of Austrian Economics

I’ve copied these 10 points from Steve Horwitz’s valuable post on this subject. They succinctly define the tenets of Austrian economics. Only individuals choose. The study of the market order is fundamentally about exchange behavior and the institutions within which exchanges take place. The “facts” of the social sciences are what people believe and think. […]

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What is God?

There’s enough here to ponder for a lifetime, if you take what he’s saying seriously. From the Los Angeles Review of Books: Best to begin, following Thomas Aquinas, by saying what God is not. God is not the biggest being in the universe, or outside of the universe. God is not a discrete entity, like […]

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Einstein on God

I’m not an atheist, and I don’t think I can call my self a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in […]

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My new piece on optimism

I got published today at Be Yourself (a Medium publication). Topic is optimism—why it’s good for us, why it’s good for those around us. That is, why our optimism is good for those around us. And not just good, but necessary if we want the best for those we love. I’m an optimist. I have to be—I […]

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