This post is a part of a series on thinking critically. You can find links to other posts in this series at the end of the post. If you are anything like me, you have issues you care a lot about. They may be religious or political or ethical, or they may be issues pertaining… Continue reading How to Be Intellectually Honest: Avoiding Argument Pitfall #3: Circular Reasoning
Since President Trump first began his campaign for president, even before he was elected, many people, both Republicans and Democrats, raised concerns about Trump's seeming lack of moral principles. And people have continued to raise this concern all throughout his presidency. (I wrote a post myself about it here.) Some people have countered such concerns… Continue reading On the Saying, “We Need an Amoral President in Office So He Can Get Stuff Done”
In my last post and this post, I have been writing from the perspective of someone who is a Christian reflecting on some troubling things that I often hear other Christians say. So, I beg pardon of my non-Christian readers. I hope you might find these posts interesting or cathartic as well, but if you… Continue reading On the Saying, “The World is Just Going to Get Worse Until Jesus Returns, So There’s Nothing We Can Do to Make It Better”
When U.S. presidents behave badly, it is quite common for people in their own party to find ways to excuse the president’s behavior. This has certainly been the case with President Trump. Trump’s character is marred by very public instances of infidelity; lying; shady business deals; racist and sexist comments; cruelty to immigrant families; chaotic… Continue reading On the Saying, “God Sometimes Uses Wicked Rulers to Accomplish His Purposes”.
By now, you know that Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris, a black woman, as his running mate. What you may not have heard is that President Trump is suggesting that Kamala Harris may not be fit to run for office because he claims she may not have been born in the U.S. (You can read… Continue reading President Trump and His Birther Conspiracies
Dear All: About this time of year, I often take a break from blogging and social media. I miss everyone while I am away, but it is good for my brain to take a break. I am taking a blogging break from now until the end of August. I look forward to seeing you soon!… Continue reading Love is Stronger Will Be Back in August!
This is one of those posts that runs the risk of alienating a lot of people. I think it may alienate some people who are not Christian and who might wonder why I am bothering to write the post at all. And I think it may alienate a lot of Christians who don’t like being… Continue reading A Christian Reflects on Why Christians are the Very Worst Sometimes
A few months ago, before the pandemic, I realized that I needed to have my wedding ring resized. And right about the same time, I became aware of Groove Rings from Groove Life, which turned out to be a happy coincidence of events. Groove Ring is a company that makes silicone rings of all different… Continue reading A Review of Groove Ring: Groove is in the Heart (and the Ring)
About seven months ago, I decided I was going to let my hair go silver after dyeing it for ten years. You can read more about my decision here. I was afraid that the whole process would feel weird and uncomfortable, but I have honestly loved almost all of it, and it has taught me… Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned While Letting My Hair Go Silver
I believe in the power of self-love, but I also believe that self-love is quite different from how many people think of it. People often think that self-love is going on shopping trips, getting manis and pedis, and treating one's self to chocolate and other delectable delights. And certainly these things can play a role… Continue reading Three Awesome Gifts I Have Given Myself in the Last Decade