Conserberal

July 15th, 2019

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Do you consider yourself a conservative? A liberal? If you’re serious about seeking the flourishing of all, you might consider being both.

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The Babylonian exile was an indictment for idolatry. Indictments are not good things, but good things came from the Babylonian exile.

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In-N-Out

July 1st, 2019

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Glen Stanton of the Federalist Society says new research shows US Christianity is not shrinking but growing and getting stronger. True? Depends on which way you look at it.

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Measure Up?

June 24th, 2019

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The story of the boy throwing starfish back in the ocean is sweet. But does it measure up to shalom?

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Spitting Image

June 17th, 2019

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The curious case of Mike May, an American professional skier, might tell us why Jesus spit in a blind man’s eyes. And it might tell us something else.

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Let’s say you’re 30. A millennial. Into social justice. A religious “none.” Where do you find community? Camaraderie? The answer for some Nones might surprise you.

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My critics say I’m unduly critical of evangelicals. But a new paper written by evangelicals on Artificial Intelligence suggests otherwise.

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If you’re visiting Europe this summer, take in a castle. You’ll see why in medieval times there were two types of Christians. They continue to coexist to this day.

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We’re familiar with what happened at Easter. We’re less familiar with what happened a few weeks later. There was a rescue operation… for people like me.

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Twenty years ago Bobby McPherrin had a hit, Don’t Worry. Be Happy. Now we’re unhappier than ever. And there’s far less joy in our songs. Is there a connection?

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When Sara and Stephen (our son) married, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” kept playing in my head. The Beach Boys song reminds us of how times have changed.

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Marvel-less

April 29th, 2019

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Go back to 1938 and discover why the 2018 Spider-Man film is a hit. 1938 is when the first Superman comic book appeared. It’s also the year J. R. R. Tolkien addressed the question: Why fantasy literature?

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Cultural Antennae

April 22nd, 2019

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Today is Earth Day, a day we focus on the environment. We might also focus on Rachel Carson. She was the environment’s cultural antennae.

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Jim Collins says companies make five “leaps” in going from good to great. The third one reminds us of Easter. It also reminds us of a challenge that many of us face.

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A Why Wow

April 8th, 2019

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Great leaders and organizations start with why. But if you want why to feel like wow, watch these two videos.

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