Stories that Reframe our Lives

Stories that Reframe our Lives

What causes us to change our worldviews in how we see ourselves, others or our lives?  Sometimes it can be stories. In family systems theory the person who acts out—an incorrigible child or an alcoholic father—is called the “identified patient.” Paradoxically, the...
An Earthquake in Global Christianity

An Earthquake in Global Christianity

Think back to1981… do you remember an earthquake that shook the ground beneath your feet?  Probably not. Yet in 1981, for the first time in over 1,000 years the majority of global Christianity lives outside Europe and North America.  The above chart shows this seismic...
The Weeds and Christian Politics

The Weeds and Christian Politics

Does one political party, or even one presidential candidate, speak for God?  The wife of candidate Ted Cruz was widely quoted that her husband was in the race “to show this country the face of the God that we serve.”  Such confidence in any one person’s ability to...
The Paradox of Fear

The Paradox of Fear

Joseph Conrad has written:  “A man may destroy everything within himself—love, hate, belief, and even doubt.  But as long as he clings to life, he cannot destroy fear.” Using the analogy of human fevers, occasionally we experience “high-grade” fear which can be (or...
The “God Gap” and the Iowa Caucus

The “God Gap” and the Iowa Caucus

My wife grew up in Iowa, so we have followed the hoopla around tonight’s Iowa caucus with more than casual interest. As students at Iowa State in Ames in the early 70’s, we actually attended the caucuses in February, 1974 for that presidential election.  I...
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