Seasons of spiritual dryness and disillusionment are inevitable in life, and may derail your faith. They don’t seem to fit with a just and holy God. Psalm 42 offers a prescription for your soul when it seems impossible to feel close to God and sense his lovingkindness.
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Once upon a time, everybody knew the sun revolved around the Earth — until we realized it didn’t.
From the celestial mechanics, to the best way to avoid traffic, there are a bunch of things that everyone believes right now that are just plain wrong. And while it’s hard to admit we got it wrong, Kathryn Schulz, author of Being Wrong, argues that it’s time to embrace our errors.
The determinants of happiness are remarkably similar around the world, in countries as different as Afghanistan, the U.S, and Chile. Income matters to happiness but only so much; friends, freedom, and employment are good for happiness, while crime, poor health, and divorce are bad. Paradoxically, however, people in places like Afghanistan can be as happy as those in much wealthier and safer ones like Chile. One explanation is the remarkable human capacity to adapt to adversity and hardship. While adaptation may be a good thing for individual wellbeing, it can also result in collective tolerance for bad equilibrium which are difficult for societies to escape from.
Making Synecdoche; directing; working with Spike Jonze on Being John Malkovich
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