Archives for Feb 20, 2009 @ 16:00

What’s your favorite…

Song by Johnny Cash? Anyone out there go to any of his concerts? We really liked the movie “Walk the Line” and the other night we found a few YouTube videos by Johnny and had a great walk down memory lane. Kris and I both like “Jackson.” [Read more…]

Is the Jesus Creed community a “community”?

Recently a gifted young anabaptist pastor, Shane Hipps, weighed in at Out of Ur blog about whether or not cyberspace provides “community.” He says “No” and I’m wondering what you think? Here is my response. Can “community” exist in cyberspace? In what senses can it and in what senses can it not? Your point about [Read More…]

iGens 7

What about the idea that you must love yourself before you can love others? Jean Twenge, in her new book, Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before, takes on this question. Studies show that this is easy to get backwards. Barbara Walters to Hugh Downs: “Oh, [Read More…]

Friday is for Friends

David Naugle’s second chapter in his fine new book, Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness, is about Augustine. Augustine lists the three causes of unhappiness and the one cause of genuine happiness. What do you think of his breakdown? How about a concrete instance of each one? Here they are: 1. [Read More…]