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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Below Deck

October 1st, 2018

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The Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings are less about Brett Kavanaugh’s credentials and more about what’s going on below deck.

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If we seek to meaningfully pray the Lord’s Prayer, start with why we pray the Lord’s Prayer. Makes a world of difference. Read the rest of this entry »

A Good Night’s Rest

September 17th, 2018

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Americans sleep about two hours less a night than a century ago. Many assume less sleep means more productivity. Science and scripture would question that.

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Freeze Dried Food

September 10th, 2018

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I don’t teach business principles. I don’t teach biblical principles. When friends ask why, I tell them principles are freeze-dried food.

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Paying Attention?

September 3rd, 2018

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Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh begin tomorrow. Few Americans will pay close attention. Fewer still will pay attention to the larger story.

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TED Talks are making an impact. One reason is TED presenters speak for no more than 18 minutes. Scripture and neuroscience support this limit.

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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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