Wrong Emphasis

January 14th, 2019

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Our political landscape is polarized because each party has a wrong emphasis. The correct one is found at the end of the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Platonic

January 7th, 2019

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Live-streaming church is increasingly popular. But it doesn’t offer the one thing you can’t experience online. And that’s a big loss.

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Missing a Milestone?

December 31st, 2018

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The year 2019 will likely mark an important milestone for evangelicals. Lane Greene of The Economist suspects most evangelicals will miss it.

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Doing Our Job?

December 24th, 2018

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Christmas reminds us we’re supposed to be publishing glad tidings of great joy. A Google survey of literature suggests we’re not doing our job.

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Unequivocal

December 17th, 2018

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When people of good conscience identify with an injustice—slavery, poverty, racism, starvation—their language changes. They begin using unequivocal verbs.

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Our Hidden Recession

December 10th, 2018

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The economic recession of 2008 was bad enough. But we’re in a hidden recession dating from the mid-1990s. It’s also a hidden opportunity for the faith community.

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Take The Plunge

December 3rd, 2018

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My wife Kathy and I took the plunge four years ago. We moved into town. But I’m coming to see I had it backward. God plunged us into a world I knew little about.

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Win-Win

November 26th, 2018

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The nonprofit sector tries to solve big problems. So why don’t investors don’t make “big bets” on them?

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Death Rattles

November 19th, 2018

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A majority of millennials now rejects capitalism. In truth, capitalism has been in decline for a long time. And that might not be a bad thing.

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Slow Death

November 12th, 2018

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World War I (which ended on November 11, 1918) has been called “the end of illusions.” There were many illusions. One, in particular, has suffered a slow death.

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If mass murders should be understood as “a war” (as David Brooks recently suggested), we’d be wise to recall how this sort of war in the past was won or lost.

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A Hint of Wildness

October 29th, 2018

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C.S. Lewis felt the modern universe was a little too self-explanatory. Dull. He thought we’d benefit from “a hint of wildness.” Halloween is perfect for that.

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For centuries, the church depicted God and the universe as a sphere. Descartes discarded the sphere. So what?

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Far Out, Man

October 15th, 2018

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Back in the 60s, if we felt something was “out of this world,” we’d say far out, man. We don’t hear this much today. Too bad. It might explain the rise of religious “nones.”

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Hire a bartender

October 8th, 2018

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A few years back, Bluewolf, a software consulting firm, was one the cusp of losing its top client. Engineers couldn’t come up with an innovative solution. So the company hired a bartender. It worked.

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