Perfect Love

When we think of “love,” we tend to think primarily of romantic love. For example, if I were to do an image search for “love,” I’d get a lot of pictures of couples, pictures of couples holding hands, engagement pictures, wedding pictures etc., maybe even some babies thrown in the mix. However, when the scriptures … Continue reading Perfect Love

God Doesn’t Want You to be Happy

Our own culture puts a strong premium on happiness as the highest good. And while the idea that the goal of life is the pursuit of happiness may seem obvious to many of us, this hasn’t been the assumption of all people historically, and I would argue was not the assumption of the writers of … Continue reading God Doesn’t Want You to be Happy

4 Ways to Prevent Your Social Media from Making You Even More Awful

Social media is clearly the devil. There’s been a lot of research on how the more time we spend on social media, the more depressed and anxious we become. And this isn’t too surprising if you think about it. People only present the best versions of themselves on social media. They tend to post stuff … Continue reading 4 Ways to Prevent Your Social Media from Making You Even More Awful

How to Make a Convincing Argument in a Pluralistic Society

If you’ve ever tried to convince someone about something important, something about politics, religion, or even something more mundane, then you know that this is a herculean task. Sometimes your argument works, but sometimes your argument fails. The other person is either completely unconvinced by your reasoning or they come back with their own arguments … Continue reading How to Make a Convincing Argument in a Pluralistic Society

Keep Your Eyes on the Good: How to Avoid Being Reactionary

Theology, as well as many other disciplines, is inherently reactionary. Almost anything anyone ever says or does is at least in part a reaction against something else, sometimes consciously, sometimes subconsciously, sometimes explicitly, sometimes implicitly. On the one hand, this is necessary and important. It’s important to pay attention to serious errors when they rise … Continue reading Keep Your Eyes on the Good: How to Avoid Being Reactionary