This morning I read this article over on the site “KelloggInsight”: http://insight.kellogg.northwestern.edu/article/better_decisions_through_diversity. It is based on research by Katherine W. Phillips, Katie A. Liljenquist and Margaret A. Neale The basic conclusion of the research is this: Heterogeneous groups have been found to be more honest and more astute in their group processing, leading to better results. “Though […]
Here is an interview I recently gave to Dove TV, on their daily talk show “Focus Today”. The interview begins with a bit of my story… spends some times discussing my experiences with Muslims in Albania… continues through my burn-out and recovery… Reed College… and finally some discussions of spiritual health, wholeness, freedom, authenticity and […]
What am I to do with my Albanian grandmother? What am I to believe regarding my wise and spiritually insightful (even faith-filled) agnostic neighbor or my lovely Buddhist housemate or the tipsy advisor sitting next to me at the local pub?
Josh said, “Your one big mistakes is your book’s title. It does not get at the heart of your message. I mean, once you explain it to me, I understand why you chose it, but the average reader does not get a chance to sit down and talk to you the way that I do. […]
Have you had a chance to see this? It is worth 3 minutes of your life.
I recently gave an interview where I was asked to plainly state what I believe. Among other things (trinitarian, Jesus followin’, Bible lovin’) I said that I am not a Universalist. Following the interview, Andrew asked me to clarify what I meant. He believed that my confidence that any person could be God’s voice to […]
Today we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In my own small way, I would like to share some of his words, followed by my own writings in response to time I have spent with Dr. John Perkins.
Most days I walk around in a trance. In my trance I divide the humans I pass into two categories. Some are filed away as “people” but if I am honest, most are dismissed as “objects.” These objects are of no more consequence than a lamppost or a mailbox, mere obstacles of inconvenience. Then the […]
He reached inside me, as if I were a Halloween pumpkin, and scooped me out. Then he declared a do-over. That’s the way it works with contaminants sometimes. He scooped out my “good” beliefs and my false beliefs. And he chose to start clean.
I was asked by HuffPost to submit a short article. It was published yesterday. Here is a small excerpt, followed by the link: