Tag: culture

So What’s Behind This?

In 23 years time (1988–2011), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measured a 400% increase in antidepressant use. In the last four decades of the 20th century, in America . . . Our divorce rate doubled Teen suicide tripled Violent crime quadrupled The prison population quintupled Out-of-wedlock births sextupledCohabitation septupled One of my […]

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This is How Crazy it is Getting

The War on What’s Real! What in the world is this article about, I wondered. I subscribe to Fast Company. I have been an avid reader of this magazine from the very first issue. Now I subscribe to various newsletters from Fast Company and read the articles of most interest to me, like this one – the […]

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Help in Discerning the Times

On Sunday, the message began with a biblical teaching on discerning the times (1 Chronicles 12:32; Jeremiah 6:16; Isaiah 43:18-19). To discern the times means we actually know what is going on, what people are thinking, how they are acting, what motivates them, etc. But most of us go on our own personal experience and just […]

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Worth Pondering

We find ourselves worrying and taking stock as a nation, in ways we’ve not before. Who are we? What do we want? Which way forward? And what of our values? Is it only by our possessions that we wish to be known? Does what we have matter more to us than what we do? No, […]

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What Jesus Might Say

Here is where I ended the post yesterday: My friends know Jesus would also speak powerfully, prophetically, and pastorally to the issues of our day. They know Jesus would speak theologically, spiritually, ethically, and morally to the issues of life. What kind of things might Jesus say? This post, like the two previous ones, is […]

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Political But Not Partisan

I could also say: Principles but not policies. And that is part of our problem! The Bible is loaded with beliefs, values, ethics, morality, and spirituality. The Bible is loaded with indicatives (statements) about who God is and what God wants. The Bible is loaded with imperatives (commands or instructions) from God that tell us […]

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