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A Truly Successful Identity

Posted by Colby Kinser on

It was made more clear to me recently just how much of my identity I get from my successes. "Getting one's identity from" is a phrase we use to describe how someone knows oneself. Who am I? What makes me valuable (if anything)? How do I know I'm living the life I should? What should I feel good...

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Tags: identity, worth, self

Big Question: Self-Interest?

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Last weekend, I judged at a small debate tournament over in East Independence. I've written before about different kinds of debate (e.g., Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, Public Forum, Great Communicators), and this was yet another style of debate called "Big Questions." Big Questions debates are about...

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Tags: denial, satisfaction, self, worldview

Nothing to Lose

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I wonder what it would be like to have nothing to lose. I know this seems a bit morbid, but if some disaster came and wiped out everything I have to lose, how would I live? If my family, my home, my work, and my possessions were taken away from me ... or I was taken away from them ... how would...

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Tags: lose, nothing, self

Too Small

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I love science. I love the discipline, the process, the inquisitive posture, the discoveries, the imagination, and the accountability of community. But science is not big enough to satisfy my soul. I'm moderately interested in politics and government. I see the necessity, I see the potential...

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Tags: church, fellowship, government, grace, jesus, leisure, politics, purpose, reason, religion, religión, science, self, sports