In a recent essay about my time at Harvard Divinity School, I argued that a culture of lazy pluralism dominates life at the school. At HDS, I suggested, it’s legitimate to ask any question you like of religion – except the two that matter most.

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Recently I posted an essay about my experiences at Harvard Divinity School. In particular, I argued that because HDS is so concerned with making its students feel comfortable, intellectual and ethical standards suffer.

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During my second year at Harvard Divinity School, I listened to a classmate describe a challenge she’d experienced as a Sunday school teacher. She had planned a lesson on Noah and the Ark; instead of listening, her students galloped around the room, knocking things over and making a mess. My first reaction was “Good!”

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Between the Cliff’s Edge and the Lion’s Mouth

by Matt B. on January 23, 2015

Can Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity help us understand OCD? In this episode, I yap about tension and resistance, matter and gravity, Newton and Euclid, Adam and Eve, right and wrong, and Chinese finger traps.

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OCD manifests in a million weird ways – including the tendency to apologize, ad nauseum, for things that never happened. And at a deeper level, that’s what OCD is: an endless apology to myself for being who I am.

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Three Rules of Thumb for Responding to OCD

January 16, 2015

In this episode, I discuss three heuristics that help me navigate OCD – when I can remember them, that is.

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OCD and Parenting: A Conversation with Sean Hardy

January 10, 2015

Sean Hardy has obsessive-compulsive disorder. He also has a wife, a young daughter, and a second child on the way. In this episode, Sean and I discuss how becoming a father has changed the way he thinks about – and responds to – his OCD.

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