Finding pleasure in others’ pain?

When it was announced that President Trump had COVID-19, some people responded with glee. Some even hoped that he would die. In my last post, I wrote about people on Facebook responding to tragic news stories by clicking on the laugh reaction emoji under the headline. Many people were laughing that a marriage is over,Continue reading “Finding pleasure in others’ pain?”

What the news tells us about our hearts

I just browsed through the stories in my Facebook News feed. I found something in common with these headlines: Pastor Who Told Congregation They Didn’t Have to Wear Masks Hospitalized in ICU with COVID-19 Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Are Feeling “Stretched to Their Limit” The worst coronavirus outbreaks are happening in these 15 citiesContinue reading “What the news tells us about our hearts”

What did Mr. Rogers think about?

Did you watch Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood when you were a kid? I watched it a bit, but now I wished I had watched it more. I say that, now that I know more about Fred Rogers. We watched the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? at a meetup with The Thinkery in Vancouver. We all were impressedContinue reading “What did Mr. Rogers think about?”

Jealousy is love

Their jaws dropped. They stared at me with eyes wide open. Just like the time I told them that there will be sex in heaven. It’s not unusual for us to have brain-bending and mind-blowing moments our meetups with The Thinkery. This time, though, an audible, synchronous gasp filled the air outside the coffee house, whereContinue reading “Jealousy is love”

The lamb does not save himself.

The Levites slaughtered the Passover lamb for those who were not clean in order to consecrate the people to the Lord. The people stood by watching. But the rulers with them scoffed, saying, “Let the lamb save himself.” The first sentence is from 2 Chronicles 30:17. The second and third sentences don’t belong there. WhatContinue reading “The lamb does not save himself.”