When I'm not an engineer, I want to be a theologian-philosopher-writer. I delved into my collection of ante-Nicene Church fathers this week.
Like the Grinch I am, I thought I would spend Christmas harassing family members by reading passages from "The Communist Manifesto." Here's the resulting book review. Enjoy 🙂
I was anti-social and read a whole book on Christmas Eve/Christmas, OK? I come home every year to a stack of Hugh Nibley books I have yet to read, and I knocked one off the list.
This has been such a helpful book for understanding suicide. Written as a self-help book for those contemplating suicide (but not a substitute for treatment), it is also a good resource for those wanting to help.
What doesn't kill you makes you weaker. Always trust your feelings. Life is a battle between good people and evil people. These are @JonHaidt's three great untruths. But I didn't need a university to teach me these. I learned them all at church.
Durkheim argues that at its root, suicide arises when there is a disequilibrium between the individual and society. Investing in mediating institutions and communities is a vital component towards addressing this heart-rending problem.
God loves you as an individual, with all your facets, talents, quirks and all. The Plan of Salvation isn't a cookie cutter, and God isn't a perfected bureaucrat, trying to fit us into a celestial Gantt chart. It's all about you.
For a time in my singles ward, I thought I would be doomed to eternity as a ministering angel. Is this the God that is no respecter of persons? And I'm not the only one who has or is feeling like they don't have a place in God's plan.