Last week I proposed what a church for the rest of us might look like. If we’re going to develop these types of faith groups, best to get going before late adopters adopt.

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Over thirty years ago Apple changed the personal computer landscape. The Macintosh was introduced—“the computer for the rest of us.” Now our cultural landscape is changing. Does this call for a church for the rest of us?

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The Jarmels were close to the truth. In their 1961 hit, they sang “a little bit of soap will never wash away my tears.” That was emotional pain. Now scientists are seeing how washing hands can in fact wash away this sort of pain—but that’s not always healthy.

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Yogi Berra rightly noted, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you wind up someplace else.” It’s a malapropism, but might well apply to millennials and their money.

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April 15 is fast approaching. So are taxing times for many millennials. Don’t take it from me. Ask a millennial who works as a financial adviser—in this case, my son Stephen.

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“Hamilton” is a hip-hop Broadway hit. It recalls one of America’s most talented founders. It’s also a reminder of what happens when perceived slights are not resolved.

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Limitless?

March 21st, 2016

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Peter Thiel, the Paypal co-founder who happens to be a Christian, knows how to monetize the Internet. But he doesn’t appreciate the moral implications of technologies.

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March Madness is great fun. But it causes us to forget what’s been described as a “fundamentally immoral” relationship between academics and athletics. Moral solutions are required, but we seem to have also forgotten how to implement them.

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Northwestern University has adopted an approach designed to yield better engineers. It has promise, as this approach aligns with how the Bible says we build better believers.

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Worshipful Companies

February 29th, 2016

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Nigel Pullman isn’t sure why London’s 110 guilds—tax advising, marketing, consulting, insurance—are called “worshipful.” Here might be a reason why.

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This year’s leading candidates—Sanders, Trump, Cruz, and Clinton—share a corrosive trait. Millennials don’t seem to recognize it. That’s a problem.

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Reframing Friendship

February 15th, 2016

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The average Facebook user has 338 friends. But “Dunbar’s number,” developed in the 1990s, indicates it’s not possible to have that many friends. So does the Bible.

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A Little Jazz

February 8th, 2016

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C. S. Lewis attended church with some regularity but could only endure the music. That’s not an uncommon feeling. A little jazz, rarely heard in church, might fix this.

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Shame, Shame

February 1st, 2016

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Owing largely to the rise of Internet, social media “shaming” is on the rise. Publicly shaming someone can be mean and merciless. But it can also be redemptive.

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Blinded by The Light

January 25th, 2016

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Let’s say your intuition is correct. You feel the leading candidates for the Presidency—Republican and Democrat—are taking the country in the wrong direction. It’s less about policy, more about their persona. How could both parties come to see the light?

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