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Our individual actions matter collectively.

There persists an argument in the debate over global problems how our individual actions can truly make a difference. In short, they don’t, so the argument goes. What is really needed is collective action, which communicates that my individual actions

Our individual actions matter collectively.

There persists an argument in the debate over global problems how our individual actions can truly make a difference. In short, they don’t, so the argument goes. What is really needed is collective action, which communicates that my individual actions

Your argument needs a ligament.

We are emotional beings who leverage emotion as a force. We naturally make arguments that are full of muscle, but they frequently lack coherence or effect. And so, just like a muscle needs to connect to something structural or it

Your argument needs a ligament.

We are emotional beings who leverage emotion as a force. We naturally make arguments that are full of muscle, but they frequently lack coherence or effect. And so, just like a muscle needs to connect to something structural or it

Religion is an ontological cartography.

Credit to Robert P. Jones for the phrase “ontological cartography” in his book, The End of White Christian America. Ontology: a branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being or existence. Cartography: the science or practice of drawing maps,

Religion is an ontological cartography.

Credit to Robert P. Jones for the phrase “ontological cartography” in his book, The End of White Christian America. Ontology: a branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being or existence. Cartography: the science or practice of drawing maps,

The soul reaching towards infinity…

Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired by passionate devotion to them produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can peradventure read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity, and

The soul reaching towards infinity…

Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired by passionate devotion to them produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can peradventure read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity, and

I am Being. Misunderstood.

The entire struggle of my life, therefore, has been striving to understand. Becoming.

I am Being. Misunderstood.

The entire struggle of my life, therefore, has been striving to understand. Becoming.

Persuasion is better than force.

Kindness effects more than severity. From the fable of The North Wind and the Sun: The North Wind and the Sun had a quarrel about which of them was the stronger. While they were disputing with much heat and bluster,

Persuasion is better than force.

Kindness effects more than severity. From the fable of The North Wind and the Sun: The North Wind and the Sun had a quarrel about which of them was the stronger. While they were disputing with much heat and bluster,

עולם חסד יבנה

עולם חסד יבנה – olam chesed yibaneh (a world built on kindness) This simple song was sung a Sabbath service after the shooting at the Tree of Life (Etz Chayim, עץ חיים) Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 27, 2018, the deadliest

עולם חסד יבנה

עולם חסד יבנה – olam chesed yibaneh (a world built on kindness) This simple song was sung a Sabbath service after the shooting at the Tree of Life (Etz Chayim, עץ חיים) Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 27, 2018, the deadliest

…let us live and love without labels.

Married, divorced and single here, it’s one family that mingles here. Conservative and liberal here, we’ve all gotta give a little here. Big and small here, there’s room for all of us here. Doubt and believe here, we call can

…let us live and love without labels.

Married, divorced and single here, it’s one family that mingles here. Conservative and liberal here, we’ve all gotta give a little here. Big and small here, there’s room for all of us here. Doubt and believe here, we call can

Truth does not begin with a question and end in an answer. Truth begins with wonder and ends in a mystery.

Perhaps stated another way, epistemology is not so much a process by which a problem is resolved, or a puzzle is solved. Rather, epistemology is an exercise in grasping, reaching, and yearning for the unknowable. It also involves a concession

Truth does not begin with a question and end in an answer. Truth begins with wonder and ends in a mystery.

Perhaps stated another way, epistemology is not so much a process by which a problem is resolved, or a puzzle is solved. Rather, epistemology is an exercise in grasping, reaching, and yearning for the unknowable. It also involves a concession

You only have two options, the past or the future, because “now” does not exist.

The dimension of time is by its nature a transition from the past into the future. As such, according to physics, “now” does not exist. There is no “now.” You are either stopping and reflecting on the past, or you

You only have two options, the past or the future, because “now” does not exist.

The dimension of time is by its nature a transition from the past into the future. As such, according to physics, “now” does not exist. There is no “now.” You are either stopping and reflecting on the past, or you

Most of us are incompetent at most things.

It is important to recognize and then realize this truth when deciding who you are, and what work you should be doing; your personal vision, and your core commitments. It is human nature to be insecure and ultimately fearful of

Most of us are incompetent at most things.

It is important to recognize and then realize this truth when deciding who you are, and what work you should be doing; your personal vision, and your core commitments. It is human nature to be insecure and ultimately fearful of

Show up before things blow up.

Also known as “anticipation,” showing up before things blow up is a philosophy of proactive and disciplined leadership which saves time, money, and most of all, heartache. The posture of anticipation is also not predicated on needing the skill of

Show up before things blow up.

Also known as “anticipation,” showing up before things blow up is a philosophy of proactive and disciplined leadership which saves time, money, and most of all, heartache. The posture of anticipation is also not predicated on needing the skill of

How can you tell if your church/social organization is about products, or about people? How you think about “growth.”

For social sector servants. If you’re goal is growth, most likely you’re into products and not into service, you’re in business, not in benevolence, you’re into capital, not in the cause. And you probably think of your services, your preaching,

How can you tell if your church/social organization is about products, or about people? How you think about “growth.”

For social sector servants. If you’re goal is growth, most likely you’re into products and not into service, you’re in business, not in benevolence, you’re into capital, not in the cause. And you probably think of your services, your preaching,