Be Good to Yourself: Resisting Social Comparison [From the Table #1]

From From the Table

"Social comparison is like a kind of battery acid on the soul, leaving one unable to appropriate the gospel." Wheaton College professor of Christian Education Jim Wilhoit coaches us through principles and practices that aid us in resisting the temptation to condemn ourselves through destructive patterns of social comparison. This is the first installment of "From the Table" featuring weekly wisdom that comes straight from discussion among scholars working at Biola's Center for Christian Thought.

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  • James Wilhoit

    • SCRIPTURE PRESS CHAIR OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION & MINISTRY

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    1. Be Good to Yourself: Resisting Social Comparison [From the Table #1]

    by James Wilhoit

    4:19 — September 26, 2014

    Be Good to Yourself: Resisting Social Comparison [From the Table #1]

    "Social comparison is like a kind of battery acid on the soul, leaving one unable to appropriate the gospel." Wheaton College professor of Christian Education Jim Wilhoit coaches us through princip...

  • 2. Happiness Is Shallow [From the Table #2]

    by James Houston

    2:00 — September 26, 2014

    Happiness Is Shallow [From the Table #2]

    James Houston (Regent College) explains the difference between happiness and blessedness. "Happiness is a rather shallow term..." he says. Bob Dylan once said, "Happy is a yuppy word." Jim would pr...

  • Are You a Social Media Voyeur? [From the Table #3]

    The world of social media encourages a social, relational voyeurism, Jerry Sittser suggests. We prefer to look on, and be looked upon, rather than to interact and be present to the moment. But Jerr...

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