Perception or Reality?

Perception or Reality?

Anthony Gliedman, New York City commissioner of Housing, found an ingenious solution to urban blight.  His agency pasted vinyl decals over the broken windows of hundreds of the city’s abandoned buildings.  Some looked like curtains, some like venetian blinds…some had...
Can Life Be Fair?

Can Life Be Fair?

Job had no reason to expect anything but good as his “just due” in life.  The Bible calls Job a “blameless and upright man” who “feared God and shunned evil.”  Yet Job’s life fell apart.  In rapid succession, Job lost his wealth, his servants, his many children who...
The Fruit of Solitude

The Fruit of Solitude

Arsenius was a well-educated member of the Roman Senate who lived in the royal court as tutor to the sons of Emperor Theodosius in the 4th century.  While living in the palace, Arsenius prayed to God these words, “Lord, lead me in the way of salvation.” A voice...
On Inauguration Day: Live in the Tension

On Inauguration Day: Live in the Tension

How does someone fearful of what four years of a Trump presidency may bring respond to this Inauguration Day? For me, it offers an opportunity to literally practice what I’ve been preaching. In my book Paradox Lost: Rediscovering the Mystery of God I wrote this about...
A Great Week to Discuss Character

A Great Week to Discuss Character

The inauguration of a new President looms before us.  Since my focus is worldview and paradox in modern life, I’ll leave the political commentary to the pundits.  However, this inauguration offers an opportunity to highlight an ongoing worldview shift for many...
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