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Unlike: Why I’m Leaving Facebook | Decision Time

December 25, 2019

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Decision Time I’m leaving Facebook. I hesitantly got a Facebook (FB) account many years ago after being peer-pressured to do so. I’m a naturally private person, and so posting on a “worldwide web” about my life was absolutely repellant. As an introvert, increasing any “social” interaction was also, well, (how can I say this nicely […]

mostly plants | Reflections & Notes

December 25, 2019

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mostly plants: 101 Delicious Flexitarian Recipes from the Pollan Family. Old Harvest Way, 2019. REFLECTIONS It’s amazing to me just how controversial is diet and food. Perhaps it should be of no surprise, given that food is a human universal, and there’s absolutely nothing universal about the kind, type, quantity, and style of food that […]

The Sad Little Fact | Reflections

December 25, 2019

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Jonah Winter.┬áThe Sad Little Fact. Schwartz& Wade Books, 2019. “Some people chose to ignore the facts, turning their backs and walking away in a huff. But for those with minds to think and a nee to know the truth, the facts could not be denied.” REFLECTIONS There are these moments in life when the intersection […]

How Christian Opinion Articles Fall Short, Part Two

December 23, 2019

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In my previous post, I suggested that the December 19 @CTmagazine article “rallied our primitive selves, invigorated our already established opinions, and charged us all with the imperative to act.” Yesterday’s published articles are illustrations of how this plays out. While definitely more tempered–as the voice of the President carries slightly more weight than the […]

How Christian Opinion Articles Fall Short

December 22, 2019

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The world lacks not of critics from every angle. From the “Too little, too late,” to “Finally!”, the December 19 #ChristianityToday article has rallied our primitive selves, invigorated our already established opinions, and charged us all with the imperative to act. “If you call yourself a Christian…,” then you will either renounce or repost #MarkGalli’s […]

Uncivil Agreement | Reflections & Notes

December 10, 2019

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Lilliana Mason. Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity. University of Chicago Press, 2018. (183 pages) REFLECTIONS Allow me to sum up the most important takeaways if we are going to have a civil society: Do not identify with a party. Group identity theory is a powerful force in our psychology that exacerbates irrationality. Choose […]