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

Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

And how it reveals our ingratitude.

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A brief look at John Frame's rather exotic review of Dolezal.

Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A troubling trend...

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

The Pence Rule and Stealing Unearned Virtue

Posted on Thursday, November 09, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

And Inner Rings and Repugnant Cultural Others....

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

Is it racial reconciliation that is being sought or something else?

Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

How far is Hugh Hefner's view of complementarity from the church's?

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

A panel on the Reformation that is worth reading.

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

In which I invent a new hate crime.

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 »