Category Archives: Stoic Philosophy

Philosophy of graduation

It is high school graduation season in the United States, and I was able to enjoy a well written and well delivered graduation speech by the class valedictorian.  A paraphrase of his speech is “As of today, you are in … Continue reading

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My Journey Continues, how to think about things.

For longtime followers of my journey, you have seen me wander along a windy path.  It started with a road of leaving the Southern Baptist/Non-Denominational evangelical world and joining the Lutheran tradition.  Along the path, I studied Pentecostal, Methodist, Anglican, … Continue reading

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Changing the things we can

We have heard of the Serenity Prayer “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.” This prayer was put in its current form by … Continue reading

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Nameless and faceless

A couple of recent interviews with a famous quarterback from a famous university mentions treating opponents like they are “nameless and faceless”.   Taken in context, it makes sense.  It is from a coaching process that teaches that all you … Continue reading

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On thinking about our thoughts

My journey continues in understanding the right way to think about our thoughts, and I ran across another gem from Father Stephen: http://glory2godforallthings.com/2013/12/13/do-faith-to-have-faith/ The distinction about modern evangelical “think positive thoughts and your emotions will follow” and his words seem profound. … Continue reading

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Acts 17: The Stoic Philosophers

This innocent looking reference in Acts 17 to the Stoic philosophers has peaked my attention.   I have never studied Greek philosophy, but it appears I have believed Stoic philosophy all my life.  I have always believed in self control … Continue reading

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