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In a world that cannot afford stable happiness, Jesus denies us regime change, but offers us himself, and with him more than we could ask or imagine.

The Good Life It begins by seeing, or imagining “the good life”. We see it in others. We see it on TV. We naturally want it for ourselves and we try to figure out how to get it, and after … Continue reading

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In David’s Moral Failure we see how God uses Contrite Rebels to Reconcile the World to Himself.

What is the Bible For?  The two predominant assumptions about the Bible in our culture are these: The Bible is an ancient book that possesses a lot of sometimes interesting but archaic stories reflecting the religious beliefs of people ignorant … Continue reading

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What should you tell your children now that Donald Trump is President-Elect

What do we tell the children? The first piece I saw freaking out over the Trump victory was from the Huffington Post on What do we tell the children? When I hear that I begin to wonder “what HAVE you … Continue reading

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Hell is Family

Hell is Other People Here is the plot description from Wikipedia of Jean Paul Sartre’s play “No Exit”. Three damned souls, Joseph Garcin, Inès Serrano, and Estelle Rigault, are brought to the same room in Hell and locked inside by … Continue reading

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How the World’s Relational-Economy Turns us into Opportunistic Sycophants and What to do about it

  Leaning Into the Future Future telling is one of the greatest skills that we value. To know the future of the stock market, future lottery number winners, future sports scores leads to money and power. Nate Silver became famous … Continue reading

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Life is hard. You are more morally corrupt than you wish to admit, but God is more surprisingly gracious than circumstances imply and he wishes to lead you into his own generosity

The Big Lie Most of us live in a culture that is constantly bombarding us with the message that “normal” life is happy, wealthy and long. We are being lead to believe that everyone else out there has enough money to pay their … Continue reading

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How to live when the Age of Decay crushes your Utopian Dream

American Longing for Utopia There was a very interesting piece in the New Yorker this week reviewing two recent books on American Utopian communities. Two of the communities most Americans with some knowledge of history would know would be the … Continue reading

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