Category: Philosophy

Words Matter: Two Little Known Sins That Can Kill

Words are powerful, but some of us seem too caught up in the noise of social media, blogs, podcasts and streaming video to pay attention to the effect our words actually have on the world. This is especially true for what I will call “influencers” for the purpose of this article. By influencers I mean ...

Why St Paul Would Have Kept His Netflix Subscription

If you decided to cancel your Netflix subscription because of their comments about abortion laws, good for you for taking a stand. But now you don’t have access to some of the most watched media content in the world. In the spirit of John 15:19 you may be thinking, “Good, because I am in the ...

Submitting to Reality

In his book Mastery, Robert Greene discusses the process of how human beings master a particular skill or craft. He examines the lives of different “masters” throughout history including Leonardo DaVinci and Charles Darwin. Greene analyzes human achievement from a purely secular viewpoint. There is no discussion in his book about God’s grace or divine ...

St. Augustine, On Patience

Before reading St. Augustine's On Patience I did not clearly associate that virtue with suffering. I always just thought of patience as the virtue I need to practice to be kind when my family is running late to an event or to remain calm when someone cuts me off on the highway. However, patience is ...

Dark hero

The Hero’s Path of Paradox

What if I told you that your life is a story? And that you are not just any character in the story, but that you are the hero of the story? Maybe you're rolling your eyes as you read this. You could be thinking "Why me? What makes me a hero?" Or maybe, "Am I ...