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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MA-LSV

May 7th, 2018

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Summer movie season is close. If friends have difficulty recognizing the gospel in everyday life, refer them to movie ratings. MA-LSV comes straight out of Genesis.

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Cheap Goods

April 30th, 2018

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Now that the farcical face-off between Congress and Facebook is over, it’s time to get real. The real problem with Facebook is it floods the market with a cheap good.

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It is estimated that one percent of world’s population will own two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030. It’s time we consider a second audacious experiment.

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Rising Tide

April 16th, 2018

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What does human flourishing look like? How about a rising tide lifting all boats? Not original with me. Nor is the tension that others tie to this image.

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This and That

April 9th, 2018

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For centuries philosophers have asked what is the good life? Lately I’ve been learning there’s likely a better question.

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