Antifragile Faith

“Some things benefit from shocks. They thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors. Depriving complex systems of volatility, randomness, and stressors will harm them. They will weaken, die, or blow up.” -Antifragile, Nassim Nicholas Taleb We have been “fragilizing” many things in our society for some time now. This is especially

Best Christmas Card Ever

Once a month on a Tuesday night I take Kingswood students to prison to do a chapel service and minister to the inmates. Last year my students lead one of the largest, scariest prisoners to Christ. I cannot tell you his name, but I can describe him. He is a former Hell’s Angel. He has

“What’s on the test?”

“Just tell me what’s on the test!” In years past, this was the occasionally heard cry of the student. Now this request is a great deal more prevalent. In great part, it is the result of assumed cluttered lives and a public-school system that is, due to standardized tests determining funding, increasingly teaching just to
What I’ve Been Reading:  Matthew Friedman, Union with God in Christ: Early Christian and Wesleyan Spirituality as an Approach to Islamic Mysticism. American Society of Missiology Monograph Series, vol. 32.  (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2017). Have an interest in ancient Judaism, early Christianity, early Methodism, early Islam, Sufism, mysticism, theology, biblical studies, religion, or missiology?
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