All tagged Identity

Who are you?

Know thyself! This is the mantra, command, law of almost every person, philosophy, and religion. Everywhere you turn, you hear that the key to life is knowing yourself. Every person has a sense that human beings are in some way different from everything else. The questions ‘who am I and what I am here for?’ are central to so much of life. We are told, the most important question that you will ask in your life is: ‘Who am I?’ Know thyself!

The 4th of July and Other Identity Markers

So, the 4th of July came and went. This year we were in Scotland. In the past 10 years, I think I have celebrated the 4th outside of the US more than I have celebrated in the US. It was funny this year. I forgot that the 4th was coming up until the day before. Living in a foreign country can have this effect.

Don't Be Yourself

We hear a lot of people give the advice these days "just be yourself." Is this good advice? Should we as Christians embrace this attitude? I want to suggest that "being yourself" is not the Christian model.

Navigation at its Best

It's quite a strange feeling of one day living in one country and then in a matter of hours find yourself living in another country. It starts out feeling like a holiday and then quickly reality sets in... this is more than holiday; this is life.