What often distinguishes fulfilled from unfulfilled lives is an ingredient that’s not part of the educational curriculum, and that can sound vague, silly, and Californian in the bad sense. Confidence It’s humbling to realize just how many great achievements haven’t been the result of superior talent or technical know-how, merely Continue Reading

United Methodist Beliefs: What is a disciple?

♪ (music) ♪ (Junius Dotson) For me, to be a disciple in its simplest form, it means to be a follower of Christ. I will never forget when I became a disciple of Jesus Christ, when I publicly accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior. But there are some things Continue Reading

How to Understand Sexiness

When it comes to sex, we are – in theory – living in wildly liberated times. So you’d think it would easy to feel at ease owning up to certain sorts of sexual desires. But for most of us, the world doesn’t actually feel that generous about fetishes. It’s very Continue Reading

What’s Education For?

Everyone agrees that education is hugely important The thing is we’re not particularly sure what we want from it The aim of education should be to prepare us for the challenges of adult life Yet from this perspective it’s clear that schools fail all but for tiny portions of their Continue Reading

The Problem of Faith

Faith, it’s a fundamentally human phenomenon, the belief in something for which there is no proof. It’s the foundation of all religions. blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move Continue Reading

The Perfectionist Trap

We typically aim for a particular career because we have been deeply impressed by the exploits of the most accomplished practitioners in the field. We formulate our ambitions by admiring the beautiful structures of the architect tasked with designing the city’s new airport, or by following the intrepid trades of Continue Reading

Snapshot Of London: Social Class Identification

Do you identify with a class? Me, no. (laughs) I think that’s properly outdated, isn’t it? Like I think that’s properly outdated. I’d say working class. I would say I’m quite middle class. I would say, if I had to identify with a class I’d say I’m definitely privileged. That Continue Reading

Words at War: Faith of Our Fighters: The Bid Was Four Hearts / The Rainbow / Can Do

words fatwallet and citizens i’m going to tell you a story the story of four chaplains united states army for chaplains who were in the early hours of the february morning made a strong beautiful bid chapman carpooling meliss chaplain john washington east for club chapman george fox so have Continue Reading