Tag Archives: debate

The Art of Disagreement

Early in our marriage, we had the privilege of living in Oxford, England for a few months while my husband wrapped up his philosophy degree. While there, we found a church quickly and were welcomed warmly; often invited to after-church lunches. On one such occasion, we sat in a student’s tiny apartment finishing up a […]

Gentle Conviction: Debate Like a Christian Should

The internet is an interesting and often frustrating place. It feeds our natural inclination for┬ánarcism, it is often illusory and deceptive, and it tends to feed a beast within us of hostility in disagreements where we write quickly, unkindly, and with an intent to win arguments and share our own opinions, rather than to discourse […]

Don’t Grow Weary

My last post caused a lot of ruffled feathers. I wasn’t prepared for such criticism. I’ve always taken things very personally, my brothers would call me “oversensitive” in fact, and when I was blasted with comments that actually attacked me as a person it spun me a little.┬áThen my littlest ended up in urgent care […]

God is Not Pragmatic

In my final year of undergrad the presidential elections were central to many heated debates among my peers. I remember having several discussions with a variety of my classmates and often being surprised with how many approached voting (and naturally, their lives) as pragmatists. Many argued they were willing to vote for a Pro-Choice presidential […]

Please, Read a Book

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. -Thomas Jefferson Despite the fact that Thomas Jefferson had some serious flaws in his thinking, he has a point here. It seems the discipline of reading challenging books is seriously waning in this century. When debates ensue […]