Two Americas

June 4th, 2018

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There have been 24 school shootings in the U.S. in 2018. The Second Amendment is not the problem, however. These massacres are the result of two Americas.

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Resilience

May 28th, 2018

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Forty percent of college students report being depressed. Many are suicidal. I’d recommend listening to David Foster Wallace’s 2005 commencement speech.

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Atlanta megachurch pastor Andy Stanley recognizes our post-Christian age. He’s culturally observant. Stanley’s remedy, however, is worse than the disease.

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Comedian Michelle Wolf’s condescending and caustic remarks at the White House correspondents’ dinner are merely the tip of the iceberg. We’ve turned upside down what the Apostle Paul meant about “suffering fools gladly.”

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MA-LSV

May 7th, 2018

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Summer movie season is close. If friends have difficulty recognizing the gospel in everyday life, refer them to movie ratings. MA-LSV comes straight out of Genesis.

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Cheap Goods

April 30th, 2018

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Now that the farcical face-off between Congress and Facebook is over, it’s time to get real. The real problem with Facebook is it floods the market with a cheap good.

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It is estimated that one percent of world’s population will own two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030. It’s time we consider a second audacious experiment.

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Rising Tide

April 16th, 2018

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What does human flourishing look like? How about a rising tide lifting all boats? Not original with me. Nor is the tension that others tie to this image.

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This and That

April 9th, 2018

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For centuries philosophers have asked what is the good life? Lately I’ve been learning there’s likely a better question.

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All eyes will be on Tiger Woods at The Masters this weekend. Huge galleries will root for him. A few folks won’t, however. Ever wonder why?

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Good Intuitions

March 26th, 2018

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Stephen Hawking died March 14th at his home in Cambridge, England. He was 76. Some of his intuitions remind us that everyone gets part of the story right.

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Festivus Minimus

March 19th, 2018

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“The trick is not to arrange a festival,” wrote Friedrich Nietzsche, “but to find people who can enjoy it.” He recognized we live in an age of pseudo-festivals.

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Some see sacred/secular as good/bad. In the lives of two famous runners, Roger Bannister and Eric Liddell, we’re reminded it’s a false dichotomy.

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Early Returns

March 5th, 2018

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Roughly 80 percent of teens in evangelical church youth groups will abandon the faith after two years in college. Might seem like a dark trend, but John Seel sees hope.

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Honeycombed

February 26th, 2018

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You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Frederick Douglass, a Marylander, learned this from the Clapham circle. I’m a Marylander. I need to learn this lesson.

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