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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Spot On

August 6th, 2018

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Two years ago, Huffington Post suggested nine reasons why Bono was “spot on” about what it’s like to search for God. What do you think of them?

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What does it tell us that the majority of American Christians seem to know next to nothing about the majority of Americans?

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Making Progress

July 23rd, 2018

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“The scandal of the evangelical mind is there is no evangelical mind.” That was Mark Noll’s frank assessment of evangelicalism in 1994. We’ve since been making progress, evident in new works such as the Society of Christian Scholars.

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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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