Book review: “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure”

Rating 5/5 Goodreads Summary The generation now coming of age has been taught three Great Untruths: their feelings are always right; they should avoid pain and discomfort; and they should look for faults in others and not themselves. These three Great Untruths are part of a larger philosophy that sees young people as fragile creatures... Continue Reading →

The Courage to Be Disliked: Book review

This book caught my eye when my fellow graduate student and book enthusiast, Arushi, added it to her Goodreads list. The title called up multiple images to mind, including a grumpy old man (perhaps Uncle from Jacki Chan Adventures?) and memories of the fear associated with my two years as a Mormon missionary in Germany.... Continue Reading →

James Fowler’s Stages of Faith

In connection with my book review of James Fowler's Stages of Faith, I have included his summaries of each faith stage here. You will find that they are organized into a brief description, an emerging strength, a limitation or danger, and a sign of transition to the next faith stage. Stage 0: Undifferentiated faith. The... Continue Reading →

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