Your Brain on Philanthropy: Relative Comparison biases

Earlier this year (just days before the State of Hawaii was issued a shelter-in-place order) I attended a Planned Giving seminar. The main speaker was Russell James, and wow. I was all a-tingle with nerdy joy at the content and depth of his research. He works for Texas Tech and researches the psychological influences on … Continue reading Your Brain on Philanthropy: Relative Comparison biases

OHPT: Thoughts on Divine Eternity (Chapter 7)

Goodness. This article was a roller coaster. Some great philosophy, some good theology, and some strange science denialism. I shouldn't be surprised when I come across science denial in this book (the assumptions and methods of science and theology being so different from one another), but it still surprises and saddens me nonetheless. But let's … Continue reading OHPT: Thoughts on Divine Eternity (Chapter 7)

Self-Reflection during COVID-19: tackling the beliefs of anxiety

Even with the craziness and intensity of the current COVID-19 situation, I thought I was fine. Stressed about the state of the world and an uncertain future, sure. Who isn't? But I thought I was handling and processing it all in a good, thorough, "work through it and be able to function normally" kind of … Continue reading Self-Reflection during COVID-19: tackling the beliefs of anxiety