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By Joy Wong

In Parker Palmer‘s book, Let Your Life Speak, a common shadow among leaders is named as “functional atheism” — “the belief that ultimate responsibility for everything rests with us,” along with “the conviction that  if anything decent is going to happen here, we are the ones who must make it happen.”  According to Palmer, functional atheism often leads to depression, despair, burnout, and embitterment.  Boy, did I resonate with this! (more…)

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