That is an unpardonable thing to say

Frederick Buechner on the sense of embarrassment provoked by the words "Jesus Saves": And maybe at a deeper level still, Jesus Saves is embarrassing because if you can hear it at all through your wincing, if any part at all of what it is trying to mean gets through, what it says to everybody who... Continue Reading →

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The Four Horsemen of Marriage

In Malcolm Gladwell's book Blink, he discusses the work of psychologist John Gottman. Gottman began researching marriage, seeing if he could pinpoint the factors that lead to the ultimate demise of a marriage. Gladwell writes (32): He [Gottman] has found that he can find out much of what he needs to know just by focusing on... Continue Reading →

Encountering others as questions

From Marilynne Robinson's novel, Gilead: This is an important thing, which I have told many people, and which my father told me, and which his father told him. When you encounter another person, when you have dealings with anyone at all, it is as if a question is being put to you. So you must... Continue Reading →

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