When Facts Fail

This is an interesting take on the problem of dealing with cognitive dissonance and the backfire effect (a la Leon Festinger’s “When Prophecy Fails”) but it doesn’t address the trouble of nuance in terms of the ways in which people deal with “failure.” In other words, personal cognitive dissonance is not always specifically at fault […]

Losing a Game You Never Should Have Played

I’m glad to see editorials like this one, openly and publicly questioning the relationship between conservative Christianity and Republican politics and the impact it is likely to have on American Christianity going forward — but I can’t help noticing that there’s a rather significant bent of accusation aimed at liberal and progressive Christians here for […]