Simon Sinek says great leaders and organizations start with why. While a popular talk, a simple exercise reveals few organizations actually start with why.

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The framers of the US Constitution recognized three steps for sustaining liberty. Christians generally dislike the second step. That’s why our house is not in order.

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Spot On

August 6th, 2018

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Two years ago, Huffington Post suggested nine reasons why Bono was “spot on” about what it’s like to search for God. What do you think of them?

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What does it tell us that the majority of American Christians seem to know next to nothing about the majority of Americans?

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Making Progress

July 23rd, 2018

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“The scandal of the evangelical mind is there is no evangelical mind.” That was Mark Noll’s frank assessment of evangelicalism in 1994. We’ve since been making progress, evident in new works such as the Society of Christian Scholars.

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Do Raphael’s frescoes indicate our modern approach to apologetics is madness? Three apologists of the 20th century might say yes.

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Human flourishing requires recognizing the limits of reason. I was recently reminded of this in viewing four of Raphael’s frescos.

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A friend of mine was recently summoned to appear in District Court. She asked me to go with her. It was instructive. I witnessed several head-on collisions with reality.

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Scattergories

June 25th, 2018

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Scattergories—fun game to play. But it’s also how we promote human flourishing.

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The Rational We

June 18th, 2018

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If we’re going to come to any sort of agreement on how we address the frequency of mass attacks in the U.S., we going to have to include the Rational We.

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A Different Take

June 11th, 2018

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In last week’s post, I looked at the recent spate of mass shootings and asked what might explain them. My friend Kent Dahlberg has a different take on the issue. I invited him to reply.

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Two Americas

June 4th, 2018

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There have been 24 school shootings in the U.S. in 2018. The Second Amendment is not the problem, however. These massacres are the result of two Americas.

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Resilience

May 28th, 2018

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Forty percent of college students report being depressed. Many are suicidal. I’d recommend listening to David Foster Wallace’s 2005 commencement speech.

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Atlanta megachurch pastor Andy Stanley recognizes our post-Christian age. He’s culturally observant. Stanley’s remedy, however, is worse than the disease.

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Comedian Michelle Wolf’s condescending and caustic remarks at the White House correspondents’ dinner are merely the tip of the iceberg. We’ve turned upside down what the Apostle Paul meant about “suffering fools gladly.”

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