Good Habits and Emotion

In his book Good News For Anxious Christians: 10 Practical Things You Don’t Have to Do, the Christian philosopher Phillip Cary gives some examples of how our choices and habits affect our emotions.…

Alexa and Siri Are Not Your Friends

A 2018 report from National Public Radio and Edison Research reported that 8 million Americans own three or more smart speakers. By 2021, there will be almost as many personal-assistant bots on the…

Moral Order

From my Colson Center article, “Moral Order, and Wisdom (Nominalism 6)” “One of the benefits of prayerfully meditating on God’s commands within the context of a life of obedience, is that we…

How Gratitude Changes the Brain

Don’t Let the iPhone Destroy Your EQ

I re-listened to our 13th podcast this morning after a conversation with a parent on limiting children’s screen time. I’m reposting it here in case the tips are helpful for other parents.…

New Creation and its Discontents

In December 1945, as Allied forces were making their way through Germany arresting war criminals, two Egyptian brothers were going about their farm work near the upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi.…

Moral Formation Over Time

From my recent interview with Bill Kabasenche: “You can’t just decide to become a good person – it’s going to be a process. You’re going to have to engage in a moral…

Interview With My Twin Brother Patrick

My identical twin brother, Patrick, recently interviewed me about The Robin & Boom Show, my forthcoming book, the political situation, the difference between logical fallacies and thinking errors, and how to be…

Bitter Discontent

I’m reading Augustine’s Confessions right now and was stuck by the following words, from when he is recounting the dissolute lifestyle of his youth. “Thou wast always by me, mercifully angry and…

The Robin & Boom Show #14 – Interview with William Kabasenche on Virtue Ethics

Robin interviews Dr. William Kabasenche, professor of philosophy at Washington State University. They discussed virtue ethics, and how this differs from other common approaches to ethical decision-making. In this podcast you will…

An Angry Bumble Bee, a Strange Phone Call, and Another Day at Work

Things were slow earlier today, as I sat behind the reference desk at the Whitworth library. Shortly before my lunch break, a few patrons came into the building. One of our visitors…

Confessions of a Recovering Gnostic

Having grown up as a Christian, I would always have said I believed in the resurrection of the body. However, my primary concern was focused on the immortality of the soul. Without…

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