Sex is on the decline. It’s partly due to our left-brain culture. It’s partly due to the rise of accessible porn. And it’s partly due to how most churches depict the gospel.

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We’re sexually schizophrenic. We talk more and more about sex yet do it less and less. Is this the end of sex? If so, it’s partly the result of pornography reversing the poles.

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The End of Sex?

October 1st, 2017

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In a recent issue of the Archives of Sexual Behavior, researchers reported that on average, Americans have sex about nine fewer times a year than they did in the late 1990s. What’s going on here?

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“What do you do?” I get asked that a lot. Here’s an answer. Kathy and I seek to strengthen that which remains. What we seek to discern is exactly what remains?

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Borderlands

September 18th, 2017

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“The divine Marquis de la Fayette is in town, and is quite the thing.” An Annapolis resident, Mrs. Benjamin Ogle, wrote this in 1781. She was right. A Marquis is divine.

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Was Freud Right?

September 11th, 2017

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Sigmund Freud was critical of the Enlightenment. I believe he was right about that. What do you think?

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A Profession?

September 4th, 2017

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The MBA Oath is designed to turn business into a “true profession.” Colin Barry, a 2012 Harvard Business School grad, thinks it’s bunk. Is he right?

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Missing the Point

August 28th, 2017

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The recent dustup over diversity at Google indicates we’re missing the point. But I’m looking at it as a Christian. In the Christian faith, diversity is not an organizational aim.

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Deep Reading

August 21st, 2017

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Philip Yancey laments the loss of “deep reading.” Few men read books anymore. Daniel Handler, who writes under the pen name Lemony Snicket, has a solution. Give them books about sex.

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Tristan Harris is calling for a design renaissance in the tech industry. He described it in his April TED Talk. What if, in his next TED Talk, Harris credited an age-old faith tradition for helping bring about this renaissance?

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If the proof is in the pudding, you might be surprised to learn which Christian tradition tends to be the most community-oriented.

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Robert Moses and Robert Caro had identical epiphanies—40 years apart. Moses’ flash of insight came to him in the early 1920s. Caro, the early ‘60s. I hope my millennial friends have an identical epiphany.

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Category Mistake

July 24th, 2017

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Alex Mayyasi writes that a banker listening to a theologian seems like a curiosity, a category error. But for most of history, this kind of dialogue was the norm. What happened that clergy serving as consultants became viewed as a category mistake? Read the rest of this entry »

British historian Arnold Toynbee believed civilizations could be renewed because they have a spiritual dimension. It’s manifest in the “creative minority.” What’s that?

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Happier Ending?

July 10th, 2017

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In his new book, Divided We Fall, Luder Whitlock plays the role of a modern-day Merlin. I hope his story has a happier ending than King Arthur’s tale.

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