Monthly Archives: December 2013

Why I Am Afraid To Die

My interest in the topic of this blog arose several years ago from a conversation with a scholar visiting from China. She had studied Christianity in China and was interested in meeting Christians in the United States and learning more … Continue reading

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The Proper Way to Grieve for a Child: Cicero’s Example

In advising us on how to respond when we encounter someone who has lost a child or suffered an equally calamitous loss, the stoic philosopher, Epictetus said, “Don’t reduce yourself to his level, and certainly do not moan with him. … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Caring and Seasonal Depression

I don’t know if it is the changes in the weather, the length of the days, or what, but we sometimes find the world slipping away from us. As we reach, objects, people, and activities seem to continuously recede into … Continue reading

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Extrinsic Motivation: Recognition and Monetary Value

Extrinsic Motivation: Recognition and Monetary Value.

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