I struggled greatly with my vote because the implications are massive in every direction, but I also don’t begrudge anyone.Steve Rieske
- Crisis is inevitable, and it will continue to emerge intermittently throughout our lives.
- We primarily interact with those holding similar worldviews and rarely interact with those holding different worldviews.
- Education alone is insufficient to eliminate all conflict in our society.
- We often sacrifice community in the pursuit of safety and security, and this paradoxically makes us less safe and less secure.
- We live in a pluralistic world, and there are many worldviews and perspectives coexisting simultaneously.
- The current crises in our world may feel unique, but they are not new.
- There are thoughtful, kind, and amazing people all across the political spectrum.
- Explore the negative unforeseen consequences of social media by watching the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma.
- Whenever you cast a vote, consider not only what is best for you but what may be best for everyone.
- When political conflict feels overwhelming, identify other social structures and institutions that can support you.
- How do we experience the good life?
- How do we create a society where everyone has equal access to the good life?
- How do we become the kind of people who create that society?
Is Unity Possible?
The notion of unity can be both powerful and unsettling: powerful because it tugs at the heartstrings of what we most desire, yet unsettling because we fear for what we might lose in the process. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Steve Rieske bring their 3-part conversation about our Country in Crisis to a very practical and hopeful conclusion.
Vote For Others
Early voting is officially open for two major issues on the Ohio ballot – abortion access (Issue 1) and the legalization of marijuana (Issue 2). This week, Dr. Michael Brown and family medicine resident physician Dr. Justin Brown have a thoughtful and nuanced conversation about justice, autonomy, and what it looks like to change our minds.
Don’t Be Surprised
It’s an unavoidable reality that truly difficult things will happen to us. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania discuss positive alternatives to ignoring or running away from our pain.