Politics and Love

On the Saying, “We Need an Amoral President in Office So He Can Get Stuff Done”

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”

Politics and Love

Why You are More Powerful Than You Think (For When the World Feels Like a Bad Place,and You Don’t Know What to Do)

I have been thinking a lot about how it is easy to feel powerless in the world in the face of so many bad things. I have also been thinking about how we are more powerful than we think, and so I wrote a book about it. If you would like to read more ideas… Continue reading Why You are More Powerful Than You Think (For When the World Feels Like a Bad Place,and You Don’t Know What to Do)

Politics and Love

Meditations from the Belly of the Whale: How I am Finding Love When It is Much Easier to Hate

The story of Jonah and the Whale is a fascinating story but not for the reasons people typically think. People often think that the whale is the most surprising part of the story, but I believe it is Jonah’s anger and the path it takes him that is really fascinating. At the beginning of the… Continue reading Meditations from the Belly of the Whale: How I am Finding Love When It is Much Easier to Hate

Politics and Love

Rene Girard, Donald Trump, and How I Got My Advent Groove Back

I have a confession: In the past, I haven’t liked the season of Advent very much. This is a bummer because I am Christian, and I feel like I should like Advent. I mean, Advent is the time of the year when we anticipate the birth of the Christ Child—the Christ who takes away the… Continue reading Rene Girard, Donald Trump, and How I Got My Advent Groove Back