The future of The Thinkery

Several years ago I created a critical thinking workshop and taught it a few times at my church, where I was an associate pastor. It quickly became clear that critical thinking skills are sorely needed (and not just in churches). I created a brand — The Thinkery — as a place where the workshop couldContinue reading “The future of The Thinkery”

Join me on my new adventure?

The Thinkery isn’t what it used to be. In the old days, it was sort of a catch-all for my interests. I wrote blog posts about politics and poetry. I facilitated meetups about disaster preparedness and hell (and, no, these were not the same meetup, although that’s not a bad idea). A few months ago,Continue reading “Join me on my new adventure?”

Belief vs. dogma

“Dasher is the fastest reindeer.” “Dasher is the fastest reindeer.” The first statement is a belief. The second statement is a dogma. It’s hard to tell the difference, isn’t it? Let me take the conversation further so that the difference becomes clear. Belief “Dasher is the fastest reindeer.” “Are you sure? I thought it wasContinue reading “Belief vs. dogma”