Passion and Liberty!

We are simultaneously in a time that celebrates passion, but is pushing technology on us that reduces genuine passion. Whatever your deeply held feelings are, as long as you harm no person but yourself, then you will be celebrated, if you can also claim happiness. What about the spiritual happiness of Plato, Aristotle, Jesus, the [Read More…]

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As Time Passes, Coming to the New Testament

Just tomorrow reading through the Bible for the year will bring me to books of the New Testament. With fewer than four complete months left in 2016, I am reminded how much the Bible depends on the Old Testament and how beautifully the New Testament harmonizes with the Old. After you meet Jesus, then you [Read More…]

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Eternal, Yes. . . Yesterday, NO: Education and Tomorrow

We know what to do, but few seem willing to do it. Education needs to return to eternal ideas and reject repeating yesterday. We desperately require entrepreneurs and innovators, but our 1950’s style education model is administration directed where innovation is a “problem.” Worse are schools in the grip of innovation for the sake of some [Read More…]

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God Will Use Even Our Fakery

“Fake it until you make it” sounds like bad advice. Pretending to something you do not have is bad, but I think the advice is sound if understood as this: carry on, do your duty, until your feelings match your actions. Don’t pretend, because pretending is dangerous, but do carry on with virtuous deeds even [Read More…]

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We need happiness AND joy!

Christians need to stop attacking happiness. I don’t know how it got started, but  sometime in my teenage years (so long ago that Scooby Doo was new programming) pastors starting attacking happiness and telling us we needed joy. Since I was a CS Lewis fanatic, this first seemed cool (Surprised by Joy) and then confusing. The inner [Read More…]

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