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Orientation 201: Scripture (part I)

In my last post I gave a quick overview of my journey into seminary. My goal in returning to school has always been to better understand (through research), and communicate (through writing and teaching), the Bible. 885 more words

Essay Posts

Hang onto you

I realize there are women who want management tips and techniques to make their passive aggressive husband change and their relationship work.  I used to be one of those women.  1,694 more words

Passive Aggressive

ISIS, 9/11, Open Borders and The Religion of Peace

While I wasn’t one of the last Bush’s fanbois, I did applaud his leadership in the weeks after 9/11.  Want proof God loves the USA?  Consider the possibility of President Al Gore after the Twin Towers attack….  460 more words

Politics

Brainwashing: No Bliss for Farm Animals

Cognitive dissonance: “The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the feeling of discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs. When there is a discrepancy between beliefs and behaviors, something must change in order to eliminate or reduce the dissonance” (Source: … 132 more words

Vegan Diet/Nutrition

Moments of Undeniable Contradiction. February, 2013

For anyone who missed it, Anna Lappé had a great presidential lecture. She discussed the environmental importance of the sustainable food movement. One point that stuck with me is being able to recognize and embrace moments of cognitive dissonance, a term she defined as undeniable contradiction. 267 more words

CAN Archives

Player's Agency and Lack of it for Suspense Games

After watching a few streamers play through Five Nights at Freddy’s it reminded me that the player’s agency, their ability to control their actions to elicit outcomes, is extremely important to create a consonance (harmony) between the player and the game. 660 more words

Gaming