Candid Sketches

This page is meant to be more or less a notebook of thoughts. Whatever I am thinking about or reading will fill these pages. – Ryan

Thinking About Evil (2): The Challenge of Auschwitz
Auschwitz is an unspeakable horror. To speak of it in any way is almost unthinkable. Like the Civil War, Auschwitz
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Thank God I’m on the Good Side!
It’s very difficult to go through life without looking up to somebody, or a few “somebodies.” Mothers. Fathers. Grandparents. Teachers.
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“Communiodicy?”
My supervisor has coined the term “Ecclesiodicy” to describe the project to “justify one’s ecclesial community.” I wonder if “communiodicy”
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Thinking About Evil (1)
As part of my graduate work I spend a lot of time thinking about evil. It’s a big topic and
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The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything
Note: This is a little different than what I typically write because its a book review. I’d like to dip
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(3) & (4) Attractions and Repulsions
Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind blew me away when I first read it years ago. In it, Haidt, a research
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(1) This Election Reminds Me Why Everybody Hates Thinking
“Pennarun, an engineer at Google, has commented, that one of the things that makes smart people smart is their skill
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(2) Thinking Is Hard
Ideas: Thinking Series Introduction: There are a lot of great and helpful ideas floating around in the world through the
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