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Tribes, Unity, and Love

Tribes Evolutionary psychologists are helping us figure out how we humans got to where we are now. What is it about the ways we’re wired that helped us survive and adapt in the face of countless daily threats to our lives? Part of the answer is a powerful instinct to form tribes in which we […]

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Ahmed Mohamed, Fear, and Love

Ahmed Mohamed. Guilty of being smart and brown. Guilty of being precocious and Muslim? Arab? He built a clock. He was taken into custody and would only say it was a clock. Because… well… it was a clock. Here’s a persecution worth getting worked up about. Or maybe it’s better to say that here is […]

Free to Say No

If we think we’re free to say no to God, should this influence how we navigate the choppy waters of engaging culturally and politically as Christians? Most people I know think that we are free to say no to God. Was it C. S. Lewis who spoke of eternal perdition of God’s final, “Thy will […]

The Command of the Foot Washer

The debate about the place of the Law (or not) rages on in the comments of yesterday’s post, whilst my life is flooded with non-cyber-life that has me engaged elsewhere. But perhaps we might allow Maundy Thursday to direct a contribution to the discussion. Depending on whom you ask, “maundy” may be derivative of the […]