OHPT: Revelation and Inspiration (Chapter 2)

“Revelation and Inspiration” by Stephen T. Davis Dr. Davis is Emeritus Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy in the Religious Studies department at Claremont McKenna College. His expertise is in Analytic Theology, Christian Thought, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Religion. In this article, Dr. Davis examines what Christians mean, and what they can mean, by the…More

At the Moment … little happies

A few thoughts on happies in my life lately…. 1. A couple months ago, I was super bummed because I had torn our apartment apart and couldn’t find my grad school copy of Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature. It had all my notes, my lovingly dog-eared pages… I was more bummed than I thought…More

Digital decluttering

A friend recently posted on Instagram a list of her favorite books from 2019. (Or, as she so awesomely put it, “the books I couldn’t shut up about.”) While several new-to-me titles intrigued me, there was one I went out and purchased right away: Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy…More

My 2020 goals

I love fresh starts. New years, new months, new opportunities. Newness gets my engine revved, gets me all sorts of energized. New intense workout program? Gimme. New idea? Let me read 10 books on it. New friend? LET ME OVERWHELM YOU WITH MY ENTHUSIASTIC INVITATIONS AND OVERSHARING. While I’m not one to expect a lot…More

In-Between Thoughts 11/20/19: New reading and rereading

Goodness, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve lifted weights. I’ve been doing Insanity 4-5 times a week and running 9 miles every Sunday, so I’m moving and challenging my body, but now that I’m no longer working on campus it’s hard to get to the Rec Center consistently. I’ve made a point to go…More

Your Brain on Philanthropy: Anchoring Effect

I was taking a bath when I read about the Anchoring Effect. (I’m basically Archimedes.) It hit me so hard I actually stopped reading, put my book on the floor, and stared into my Rosemary-Mint scented bubbles for a long time. Holy crap. I’ve been doing this wrong since I started fundraising. My failure to…More

The best things I read in summer 2019

This summer was weird and wonderful in its own ways. Kind of hard, but good?! I’m still processing some of it. I have some big decisions to make in my life that are scary because they feel final (though it doesn’t have to be final, but of course my brain immediately goes to most extreme…More

How to avoid psychological and environmental collapse, by Erich Fromm

Part II of Jana’s tales of “OMG I READ THE MOST TRANSFORMATIVE AND LIFE-CHALLENGING BOOKS WHILE ON OUR PARADISE VACATION.” Oh, Erich Fromm. You psychoanalytic wonder of awesomeness. I need to read more of your works, because this one has really stuck with me. Seriously, I really, really, really loved this book. More precisely, because…More