Tag: friendship

Christian Humanist Profiles 46: The Oxford Inklings

“Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” With this proverb, the ancient Hebrew sages defined the value of friendship. Similarly, the Stoic Marcus Aurelius began his Meditations enumerating the friends to whom he owed particular traits of character and wisdom. However, we need not return to ancient times to see this venerable model of…

The Christian Feminist Podcast Episode # 23: Cross-gendered Friendship

Intros Knowing Purity Culture What we mean by “cross-gendered friendship” Connections to women in church leadership Reading http://www.thrivingfamily.com/Features/Magazine/2015/avoiding-dangerous-attractions.aspx?utm_source=nl_focusenews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=266312&refcd=266312 http://www.danjbrennan.com/2014/05/deconstructing-temptations-men-face.html   http://ryanthomasneace.com/2013/08/02/consecrated-sexual-attraction Passing On The Book of Daniel, Ch. 13 (The Story of Susanna) Cheryl Sandberg’s Lean In http://www.patheos.com/blogs/zhoag/2013/06/07/amy-thedinga-seduction-myth/

On the Death of Facebook Friends: Some Reflections on Michael Spencer and Michael Johnson

I’m sure this is going to be more and more common a phenomenon as the years pass: I’ve now got two Facebook friends who are dead. Certainly I can’t be the first to whom this has happened.  In fact, Spark, one of the CBC podcasts I listen to, devoted an entire episode some months back…