Not Even Life Is Vain (Buechner)

I recently began to explore some of the writings of Frederick Buechner. I realize he's not going to make it on the list of solid and helpful Reformed Christian resources. At the same time, his writing, like that of Eugene Peterson, C.S. Lewis, Soren Kierkegaard, Dallas Willard and others outside the Reformed tradition can be… Continue reading Not Even Life Is Vain (Buechner)

It’s All About Me (Because I’m Special!)

This is a good book that describes the selfishness, vanity, pride, arrogance, depression, cynicism, apathy, and attitude of many young Americans today: Generation Me by Jean Twenge.  The subtitle of the book explains it a bit more: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled - and More Miserable Than Ever Before.  If this topic… Continue reading It’s All About Me (Because I’m Special!)

The Juvenalization of Western Culture (the Cult of Youth)

  In their excellent book The Narcissism Epidemic, Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell (among many other things) discuss the symptoms of narcissism in America today.  One of them is vanity, which they discuss in chapter 9.  As one of part of this chapter suggests, "in pursuit of hotness" many people today do many things that were unheard of… Continue reading The Juvenalization of Western Culture (the Cult of Youth)