Eating Our Lunch

March 26th, 2012

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A Buddhist monk recently helped solve a problem at Google.

Last fall Google recognized it had a problem. It’s California headquarters is frantically abuzz with activity. Scarfing down a burrito is standard lunch fare. This presents a host of potential problems, including lower productivity and higher healthcare costs in the future. To correct the problem, Google called in a Buddhist monk. It’s yet another instance of other faiths eating our lunch.

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In his provocative new book Coming Apart, Charles Murray expresses hope for a “civic Great Awakening among the new upper class.” Awakenings are not unprecedented in American history. He believes this one however will be led by neuroscience. That would be unprecedented – as well as good news for a few age-old Christian traditions.

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A Good Head

March 12th, 2012

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This Saturday we go green – as in green beer.

St. Patrick’s Day is known for all things green, including beer. But beer enthusiasts insist on a good beer head as well. It’s an important part of the drinking experience. It’s also an important part of the faith experience.

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Don't Reach

March 5th, 2012

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Eric Metaxas says America’s elites are the next unreached people group. I think he’s on to something. Christians however might assume that if elites are unreached, outreach is the answer. That would be unwise for several reasons.

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Don’t Reach

March 5th, 2012

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Eric Metaxas says America’s elites are the next unreached people group. I think he’s on to something. Christians however might assume that if elites are unreached, outreach is the answer. That would be unwise for several reasons.

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