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Most Philosophy is Grievously Wrong – And Enduringly Valuable

Most Philosophy is Grievously Wrong – And Enduringly Valuable

Philosophy is a broad discipline. To be sure, Certain authors and traditions are more amicable to Christianity than others. Nevertheless, philosophy is valuable. Studying philosophy should encourage both intellectual humility and uncompromising truthfulness, gives context and categories to Christian doctrine, and develops your ability to understand other’s points of view. Humility, truthfulness, wisdom, and charity and all necessary to be an effective witness for Christian. Of course, many Christians who have never studied philosophy may have and develop these (and misusing philosophy can certainly turn one into a prideful sophist). But, if you have the opportunity, consider taking a course in philosophy – it certainly couldn’t hurt.

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Amid Environmental Concerns, NFTs Demand Regulation

Amid Environmental Concerns, NFTs Demand Regulation

There are different approaches for keeping a blockchain that are more environmentally friendly than mining. But these changes depend on how much invested parties—organizations and individuals alike—are interested in preserving our only home. Despite calls to colonize Mars, it is our moral obligation to be wise stewards of this Creation. As we continue finding new ways to consume art and other media, environmental efforts must be strong priorities to consider.

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Recovering Our Political Culture

Recovering Our Political Culture

When you sit down and listen to those you disagree with you can begin to fully understand their position—not merely conceding to agree with them, but showing them dignity and hoping to work together to find a common solution. Based on our current political culture, I think we will all be surprised at what we can solve when the yelling ends and the listening begins.

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Take Up and Read

Take Up and Read

Choosing not to read, then, is a decision with cosmic, indeed, eternal consequences, and we should shudder at the prospect of Jesus looking at us in the end and asking, as He once did, “Have you not read?” Like the Pharisees of old, we will be without excuse, our tongues heavy laden with explanations of all the things, apart from reading, which we chose to do. And thus, it behooves us now–today–to consider what kind of people we want to be, and if the answer is empathetic, virtuous, and Christ-like, we ought to take up and read. 

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A Missing Link in Poverty Alleviation: Humility

A Missing Link in Poverty Alleviation: Humility

Ultimately, humility provides an understanding that investing in individual relationships is essential in alleviating relative poverty. It means living under the consideration that we are merely vessels, used by God as He wills, for His glory and name. We do not possess the answers or end-all-be-all solution, yet, we do possess the God-given capacity to invest in relationships that sow good. And thus, with this proposed framework, the aim to care for those who are poor invokes something from all of us.

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