Splinter in Your Mind

February 24th, 2020

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A friend recently told me he’s not sure anymore why he goes to church. It pains him to admit that. I see that as a good thing. The right pain point can change everything.

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The First Frontier

February 17th, 2020

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Want to make the world a better place? Brad King says space travel is the way to go. Visit Mars. But he forgets that others have already taken this trip.

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Flatlanders

February 10th, 2020

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Download SkyView® Lite and discover how far we’ve drifted from the gospel.

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Press coverage of the death of Kobe Bryant reminds us that the news makes us dumb.

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British historian Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975) believed civilizations could be renewed because they have a spiritual dimension. It yields what he called “a creative minority.” A what?

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The Marine Corps has a recruiting tagline: “The Few, The Proud.” An exile’s tagline is similar: The Few, The Perplexed.

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Temple Grandin says disasters like the Boeing 737 MAX could be avoided. But it requires a particular kind of leader that other leaders can least afford to lose.

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Outlier?

January 6th, 2020

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Some find it difficult to explain what Clapham Institute does. That’s because our work doesn’t fit in most ministry categories. We’re an outlier. Or maybe we’re not.

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Parallel Callings

December 30th, 2019

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Want to be a culture-changer? Make sure you have parallel callings.

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T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Uh, not quite. Time for our annual reminder of what happened at the first Christmas.

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Eavesdropping

December 16th, 2019

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Eavesdropping is legal in some cases. And it can be beneficial. And it’s biblical. So here’s an opportunity to eavesdrop on a conversation. We’re launching a podcast.

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More Zombies

December 9th, 2019

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One-fifth of WeWork’s workforce is being laid off. The office rental company is yet another “Zombie Business.” That’s not good for workers. Nor is it good for capitalism.

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Scaffolding

December 2nd, 2019

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Winston Churchill said the sheer breadth of his reading was “scaffolding” for constructing a comprehensive view of the world. Here’s some scaffolding (books) for a Christmas wish list.

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Cicero said: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” If gratitude doesn’t come easily to you, consider gratitude’s offspring. And consider a few spiritual exercises that make us more grateful.

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Suspicious Minds

November 18th, 2019

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Left-brained people tend to have suspicious minds. The result (as Elvis sang in 1969) is they’re “caught in a trap.” Doubt it? Click a link and take a test.

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