A Meditation on Faith: Carrots & Sticks, Part III

The threat of punishment or the promise of reward can make me “behave” myself… Continue reading

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A Meditation on Faith: Scapegoating

The evils of finger-pointing run much broader and deeper than… and are more consequential than… the childish avoidance of blame… Continue reading

A Meditation on Faith: Bearing Witness

Asking “What sermon do I want to give?” is so much easier than asking “What example do I want to set?” Continue reading

A Meditation on Faith: Inbreeding

Tradition, popularity, and other unquestioned habits and uniformities all conspire to create the illusion of truth… Continue reading

A Meditation on Faith: “Belonging”

When I have nothing to be proud of… when my life is devoid of real accomplishment, meaningful projects, or honorable character… Continue reading