Many in the online world are caught in the social media spin cycle of partisan bickering around politics, religion, and celebrity gossip. What is one to think of the frustration, the insults, and the open hostility that have become the normal pattern of response? Do we forget a human being is typing on the other side?

Our hosts need help as they consider how to think in this heated environment. There is no one better than Alan Jacobs to provide it! He is the distinguished professor of Humanities at Baylor University and an outstanding writer. His newest book How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds is a rich resource of well done research on how to navigate life from an Augustinian view of humanity. He might help us not view people as RCOs (Repugnant Cultural Others).

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The Blog

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Good stuff...

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

On my experience speaking at a Presbytery meeting on equipping women in the church.

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

What should you do when your pastor sins?

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

A review of a guided tour through the forest of enGendered: God's Gift of Gender Difference in Relationship

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

When a grandson dies

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A common sense approach

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Ever wonder what kind of emails we get over here?

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Jael finally made the cover of a devotional...

Posted on Monday, January 02, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

A new year is a time of reflection.

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »