Dialogue Without Diatribe- How can we learn to disagree without being disagreeable?

I was recently speaking at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, where I’d been asked to address the topic “Does Religion Poison Everything?” During the lecture, one student at the back of the lecture room gesticulated wildly every time I made a point with which he disagreed. At the end of the talk, thereContinue reading “Dialogue Without Diatribe- How can we learn to disagree without being disagreeable?”

When marriage becomes hard

How do you respond when marriage becomes hard? It is easy to make a vow on stage but difficult to stay true to it in complex and unexpected life situations. It is tiring and, importantly, damaging to the relationship if you don’t know what is going on and how to respond. Marriage is not aContinue reading “When marriage becomes hard”

Love : The Fruit of the Spirit’s First Virtue

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.                                      Galatians 5:22-23 As we begin our study of the virtues described by Paul as “the FruitContinue reading “Love : The Fruit of the Spirit’s First Virtue”