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By Michael Brown, The Stream, March 13, 2023

Dr. Michael Brown ( is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is The Political Seduction of the Church: How Millions of American Christians Have Confused Politics with the Gospel. Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.


Michael BrownIt has often been observed that “ambiguity breeds anxiety.” As noted in an April 2020 article published by the Association for Psychological Science, “Decades of scientific research show that how we make meaning out of situations can leave us vulnerable to unhelpful, out-of-proportion anxiety. When our environment is inherently ambiguous — open to interpretation and unknown outcomes — our interpretations matter. They matter a lot. Ambiguity breeds anxiety; more so when the ‘facts’ change hourly.”

Anxiety Out of a Gnawing Sense of Uncertainty

The article was titled, “Human Behavior in the Time of COVID-19: Learning from Psychological Science,” and it addressed some of the unique psychological challenges that arose during the COVID years, a time that was exacerbated by a gnawing sense of uncertainty. …

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