Leadership and Character: Prescient Words from Willard/Black?

Leadership and character, surely in part because of someone like Bill Clinton (according to D. Willard, G. Black, Jr., Divine Conspiracy Continued, 62-63), have been divorced in the consciousness of many in the Western world. How you do your job and what you are like in private, so it assumed, are two different worlds. Willard and Black [Read More...]

California and Christian Organizations

RNS by Kimberly Winston, and you can read the full story at the link: While many Christians don’t like this I see something golden here: this may enhance local church ministries in university and college towns. There is no reason to moan that universities and state-sponsored schools don’t have a right to do this, for [Read More...]

Distinctive or Characteristic? Rod Dreher and Matthew Sitman

There has been a dustup between conservative Eastern Orthodox pundit Rod Dreher and the more liberal Matthew Sitman over the essence of Christianity. In Sitman’s most recent response he goes for what he thinks is the juglar vein of Christianity: grace or salvation or forgiveness. He is probing what is “distinctive,” and have it any [Read More...]

Postponed Footnotes

I saw this article through a link John Stackhouse posted on his FB feed. Footnotes can be found for some books at an online site. Yikes. Source: I had one such experience recently. I was working on a review of William Deresiewicz’s “Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a [Read More...]

AA and One Another (by T)

This [author of the post is our regular contributor, T] is our fourth post in our series on what the Church can learn from AA and related recovery groups. I am grateful to Scot for being so gracious to host this series. (The other posts, in order of appearance are here, here and here). For [Read More...]

Simple Strategies for Developing an Integrated Local Church

Let us assume that a multi-ethnic church is the design of God. We can discuss issues like demographics and segregation, but I want to expand the categories to mean an integrated church in the sense that it is capable of crossing boundaries in a way that embodies a fellowship that transcends the dominant culture and [Read More...]

Carbs vs. Fats

Nutritional science, the most volatile of the sciences when it comes to shifting, has this on low-carb vs. low-fat diets for losing weight: Q. Not all carbohydrates are bad for you. Does the study distinguish between whole-food carbohydrates and refined carbohydrates? A. You are certainly right that the source of carbohydrates is important. Most researchers [Read More...]

TV or Internet? Which is you?

Source: TV is increasingly for the old, and the Internet is for the young, according to new research by media analyst Michael Nathanson of Moffett Nathanson Research. The median age of a broadcast or cable television viewer during the 2013-2014 TV season was 44.4 years old, a 6 percent increase in age from four years [Read More...]

Grant us, O Lord…

Grant us, O Lord, To trust in you with all our hearts. For as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now [Read More...]

Good NFL News

Source: It’s possible that no NFL player has ever been so relieved to be on his team’s practice squad. For Devon Still, the Cincinnati Bengals’ decision means he’ll be able to stay close to his daughter, who’s fighting cancer — and it will help pay for the roughly $1 million her fight will require. Still [Read More...]