Empathy Isn’t Theology

"The Struggle is Real" Is Not Theology

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When confronted with a clash between what one believes and what one feels experientially, it is increasingly common to hear someone respond, “I use to believe that, until I met a…”, “Why don’t you get to know a…before you…,“ or, “We don’t have any right to say that if we haven’t walked in their shoes.” Such […]

Stop Stressing

It's Easier than You Think

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Stress is often misunderstood as something that derives simply from “work.” If someone complains about being stressed out, we might tell them to obey the Sabbath more faithfully and to take some time off to unwind. Those are both good suggestions. Nevertheless, we may be confused as to what actually winds us up so tightly […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 132

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: This roughly the 200th installment of this column–which used to be called, Mind Jambalaya waaaay back in the day. For those new to the blog…this is literally a stream of consciousness…featuring few edits and a steady stream of thought. Read it as such 🙂 I’m reading Essentialism: The Disciplined […]