We found a fascinating article at New Atlantis about the “medicalization” of everything which Mad readers might find thought-provoking. Joseph E. Davis argues that medicine has pushed its way into daily life, creating “belief in the omnipresence of disorder.” This seems obvious during a pandemic, but he explains that we live in time when the medicalization juggernaut is claiming… Read More What ails you
How beautiful and fleeting life is. It is in trying to make it stay, trying to hold it tight, trying to keep it from changing, trying to stop it from being interesting and unexpected, that we make so much trouble for ourselves. Right now, we are experiencing the due penalty of the American zeitgeist of arrogance, greed,… Read More Moment by Moment
Planned security by means of your flesh, “being safe” by means of your works, must ultimately collapse in the despair of wrecked idolatry. When God is merciful, he let’s you see this before it is too late. When he has turned his back on you, he traps you precisely in that which you seek to… Read More Remember you are chosen
You may have heard the saying “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”. British journalist Oliver Burkeman might agree. A recent blog post finds him pondering the nature of interruptions, and our modern obsession with productivity. He stumbled across a philosophical claim that made him think: “nothing obstructs the activity of anything else.” This… Read More Am I interrupting?