Living with a Wild God–Ehrenreich

LIVING WITH A WILD GOD: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything by Barbara Ehrenreich, 2014 Having grown up to affirm the Christian faith I was introduced to as a child, I am naturally curious to hear others' stories of coming to faith or of rejecting faith. I'm interested especially in how their childhood … Continue reading Living with a Wild God–Ehrenreich

On the limitations of conversation

I'm reading Alain de Botton's book How Proust Can Change your Life, because it seemed a quicker way to discover the best bits of Proust's In Search of Lost Time than taking that great slow-moving volume down from my bookshelf and spending time with it... In the chapter entitled How to be a Good Friend De Botton describes … Continue reading On the limitations of conversation

G.K. on “The Sin of Self-Confidence”

"Complete self-confidence is not merely a sin; complete self-confidence is a weakness.  Believing utterly in one's self is a hysterical and superstitious belief like believing in Joanna Southcote." --G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy, p.10 [Southcote was a self-proclaimed but deluded prophetess in late eighteenth century England]. When asked by a publisher friend: "Well, if a man is … Continue reading G.K. on “The Sin of Self-Confidence”