Discernment Before Criticism

In the March 31st New York Times op-ed section, columnist Bret Stephens published a courageous open letter to right-wing provocateur and journalist Kevin Williamson. The two writers often disagree politically and socially. Yet here, Stephens offers a bold invitation to us all to consider the whole body of someone’s work – indeed, the whole of…

What if there is more that unites us than divides us?

Despite all of the violence and pain erupting in recent days, there are lots of reasons for hope. Sometimes hope even comes from places you wouldn’t have expected. Like a video created by Heineken back in April that is currently circulating on Facebook. It’s called “Worlds Apart” – An Experiment. It’s a commercial, yet it…

How Our Silence Keeps Us Apart

You may have seen a short video circulating on social media recently from TV2 in Denmark. It’s called All That We Share, and this week it landed in my inbox for the third time. I took that as a sign that it was time to share it with you. The power of this disarmingly brilliant…

Getting Past the Judgments To Find the Treasure

Judgments. It seems that no matter how far I’ve come on this journey of awareness and growth, I still occasionally catch myself judging or making quick assumptions about others. Usually they are people I perceive to be different from me or who have made very different choices than I have. I’m not proud of it,…

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