David Zahl, Low Anthropology

Do you remember the Stuart Smalley sketch from Saturday Night Live? “Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley” was a self-help show in which its host would begin and end by looking in the mirror saying, “I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!” 

What’s your general anthropology toward yourself? Cognitive social scientists have drawn a direct link between how we view ourselves and the way we view the world, others, and our relationship with these things. Just imagine the impact of high or low anthropology on our lives and those we interact with. 

“The more urgent question today has to do with what, if anything, might span the gap between us and them. Or is that project doomed from the start? Are our discrepancies, whatever they may be, simply too deep to overcome,” asked David Zahl on the CBF Podcast Conversation.  

Zahl, the founder and director of Mockingbird Ministries, joined the CBF Podcast to talk about his new book, Low Anthropology: The Unlikely Key to a Gracious View of Others (and Yourself).

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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the Associate Executive Coordinator of CBF North Carolina. He’s also served as CBF’s Church Start Specialist, the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton, and the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Follow on Twitter @haleandy.

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