Humility

Humble vs. Self-Righteous Religion

Religion can be healthy or unhealthy. One key factor differentiating the two is the extent to which religion promotes humility or self-righteousness. In other words, does religion help me focus on myself, and how great I am, or does religion help me focus on loving and serving others and God? …

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The Tradition I Wish Christianity Would Borrow From Judaism

I think my favorite aspect of the Jewish faith has to do with how they deal with theological disagreement and debate. Namely, theological disagreement and debate are preserved in the sacred writings and traditions of the Jewish faith, rather than rejected. There is less pressure to find the “right” view. …

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Blind Men, Elephants, and Theology

I was chatting with some friends about theology the other day, and I was feeling frustrated. I normally enjoy discussing various ideas about God and listening to different points of view, but this time I was struggling. Not so much with the conversation per se, but with the idea of …

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The Power of Failure to Promote Humility

Do you remember seeing the movie Titanic in theaters? It was an epic tragedy that still engages us today, even though the sinking of the Titanic occurred over 100 years ago. I bet you haven’t heard of the Olympic, which was the sister ship to the Titanic. Unlike the Titanic, …

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