Popular culture and social media has made failure into a status symbol, but usually presents failing as an egalitarian stepping stone to entail success. Almost like a rite of passage. David Zahl points out that this cultural tendency to gloss over failure as a stepping stone to success short-changes the suffering of those who fail, …

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It interests me watching modern evangelicalism struggle more and more about what to do with Easter. Good Friday was a spiritual pause, a pause that lasted until the acknowledgment of resurrection on Sunday morning. Now any thought of pause seems something to be avoided and Good Friday seems to be identical to Easter Sunday. How …

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A post by David Zahl dealing with the implications of a social science report that finds that tries to engage with optimistic teens turning into disillusioned 30 somethings. From the report itself: The researchers can only speculate about why getting older is less fun than ever, but it seems the downturn in happiness among today‚Äôs …

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