Jacob Hess served on the board of the National Coalition of Dialogue and Deliberation and has worked to promote liberal-conservative understanding since his book with Phil Neisser, “You’re Not As Crazy As I Thought (But You’re Still Wrong).” His most recent book with Carrie Skarda, Kyle Anderson, and Ty Mansfield, is “The Power of Stillness: Mindful Living for Latter-day Saints.”

Some forms of anger can be helpful, but others contribute to poor health, depression and anxiety. Here’s how to let go.
Our brains are wired to pay attention to negative information. But our higher selves can do better than that
Wisdom is not the same thing as intelligence. It might be a remedy for the mounting chaos around us.
Gary Wilson, one of the most effective voices against online pornography, defied all the stereotypes
Destruction, riots and bounties: Is this really the new norm we want to accept when people don’t like an official decision?
Hope in divine justice makes it easier to endure ongoing injustice on Earth.
Long-term cannabis usage is associated with psychosis, and it is dangerous to view it as benign recreation.
Some Americans now view civility as a barrier to social progress. That idea is toxic to our democracy
An interview with the renowned social psychologist on the perils our nation faces and how we might combat them.
We need a ‘coalition of the decent’ to lower the temperature and advance real solutions.
These three signs show that a healthy love of God and country may have turned into something else.
The language of hurt is more prevalent in our society, but it’s wrong to use excessive hyperbole.
With Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, some people are returning to the platform, which can be used as a tool for good.
Five years after its launch, the nonprofit that fosters dialogue between ideological opposites has a new mission: Braver Politics.
Q&A
From difficult childhood to beloved pastor, the Rev. Francis Chan translates Christian insights for a broad audience outside the confines of faith boundaries.
Compared with secular observers, people of faith bring unique commitments that make the question of vaccine mandates a much more serious wrestle.
Disagreeing about who we are can be challenging, including when it comes to sexual or gender identity. But to confuse such disagreements as inherently “hateful” is a dangerous leap.
Did you see the story about the university that didn’t cancel the speaker? Probably not.
Could there be room for honest differences of opinion, or is dissension from the mainstream narrative blatant selfishness?
It’s tempting to seize upon information that seems to validate our convictions. But when it comes to scientific data, it’s crucial to not overlook other potential interpretations.
Suggestions that the church should have forgone devotional elements of its recent conference fail to appreciate the full breadth of Christian worship.
The well-being of youths and children is — and should be — common ground on which everyone can stand.