033 | Are you fragile? | Our Coddled Culture (Part 1)

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THEOTIVITY | Theology, Creativity & Culture
033 | Are you fragile? | Our Coddled Culture (Part 1)

These days it can seem like everyone takes offence to any and everything – especially on social media! Even if you post about your preference about salads, you’ll have the “garden salad” crowd waging a comment war against the “no salad but Caesar!” crowd. 

It can seem like our culture is moving more and more towards emotional fragility on even the most trivial of issues – and so it is no surprise to see the rise of cancel culture in our days. However, are we actually as fragile as many of our cultural pundits seem to think? In this episode, we consider some insightful observations from the book by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure”. We’ll consider some of their observations about our cultural moment, especially in regards to the culture within institutions of higher education, and then seek to apply a Biblical worldview to these issues to glean God’s wisdom on them. This will probably be the start of a series of episodes where we continue to explore the three Great Untruths that Lukianoff and Haidt explore in their book. I think many will find it fascinating information, and I pray that we all will find some Biblical wisdom to navigate these issues today. 


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