All You Need is Love

December 5th, 2016

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John Lennon said he wrote songs like “All You Need is Love” because he was a revolutionary, a radical. “My art is dedicated to change.” Changing how we view generosity works the same way. We have to become radical.

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It’s Too Late Baby

November 28th, 2016

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Almost December. Time to receive all sorts of Year-End fundraising letters. In most cases, however, Carole King is right. It’s too late baby.

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To a Long-Loved Love

November 21st, 2016

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The pilgrims understood life is a long journey. It’s true for my wife Kathy and I.  We’ve been married thirty-five years. Our journey has yielded a long-loved love.

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The detective said, “Just give me the facts.” Yet the facts are not enough. The facts are only meaningful within a frame.

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Few Christians have a close friend who is a religious “none.” Few Nones have a close friend who is a Christian. Nones and Christians are ships passing in the night.

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The fourth annual enrollment season for ObamaCare begins tomorrow. Officials expect few to sign up, leaving The Affordable Healthcare Act ailing. The deeper problem is that neither political party understands free markets.

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A Holy Kiss

October 24th, 2016

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A letter that Peter DeMarco wrote has gone viral. First reported in The New York Times, he wrote it to the hospital staff who cared for his wife as she lay dying. One of their last moments together touches on the gospel. Do you see it?

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Temple Grandin has saved the cattle industry billions of dollars. But she initially knew nothing about the business. Grandin has what we call an intuitive mind.

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Tough Reference Check

October 10th, 2016

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On Sept. 4th, Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa. She was recognized as a saint. The process took over ten years and included a reference check most are unfamiliar with.

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Circular Thinking

October 3rd, 2016

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Circular reasoning gets a bad rap in the Western world. Aristotle originated the idea, but I think he overlooked a healthy kind of circular reasoning.

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Naked… Yet Unashamed

September 26th, 2016

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In Hans Christian Anderson’s famous fable, the Emperor is naked yet unashamed. Not good. But this happens when the prophetic voice is dismissed.

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The gospel ought to comfort the afflicted but afflict the comfortable. Good news—except that Jesus predicted we’d value one far more than the other. Not good news.

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Little Foundation Left

September 12th, 2016

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There’s an old joke—pastors only work an hour a week. Clergy object, claiming to work as much as anyone else. And therein lies a problem.

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Foundation of Culture

September 5th, 2016

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Americans think Labor Day is a day for leisure. But that’s not what leisure originally meant. Recovering it is critical for Christians, since leisure is the basis of culture.

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Parallel Lines

August 29th, 2016

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The Western world operates according to two lines of thought. They’re parallel. That’s not good. What distinguishes parallel lines damages the Christian faith.

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