Apr 26, 2021
When nations surf the Tao
resources are used for human flourishing.
When nations lose touch with the Tao
resources are built up and set aside for war.
No vice is more vicious than covetousness.
No misery is worse than discontent.
Apr 22, 2021
Using Tao Te Ching chapters 19, 22, 35, and 57 we discuss wisdom for teaching the Tao, which it turns out is not done through dogmatism, polemics, coercion, virtue signaling, or legalism, but rather through example, embodiment, and romancing folks into a better flow.
Apr 16, 2021
The grand system seems defective.
But, it will never malfunction.
Grand abundance seems empty.
But, it is inexhaustible.
Grand justice seems crooked.
Grand virtuosity seems unskilled.
Grand eloquence seems unlearned.
Motion warms us when it’s cold.
Stillness cools us when it’s hot.
Clarity and stillness
Apr 14, 2021
We discuss the journey of Greg Eilers, which involves gender dysphoria growing up, successful work at a conservative Lutheran pastor, resignation from the pastoral office to pursue full transition, including a full range of surgeries and legal name change to Gina, and finally a detransition. This is not an exercise in...
Apr 10, 2021
Many of us know people who have been infected by blatant falsehood. Guest Sean Nowlan, a student at Jeff’s university, helps break down what’s going on with foreign powers using online technology to sow disinformation and divide their rival nation. We discussing the connection between American evangelical belief...