New York Limits Big Drinks . . . What’s Next?

A girl enjoys way too much cotton candy for her own good at Coney Island, New York. http://www.flickr.com/photos/edenpictures/4697408476/

As expected, the New York City Board of Health approved the recommendation of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, banning the sale of oversized sugary drinks. This means that in some restaurants and other venues, you will no longer be able to purchase a sugary soda larger than 16 ounces. Now, for the sake of clarity, this also [Read More...]

Sometimes the Headlines Add to My Confusion

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The following headlines appeared a few minutes ago on my iPad: Hmmm. Anybody else confused? Need any more proof about the subjective nature of news reporting? [Read more...]

Money and Happiness: Surprising Connections

From http://www.flickr.com/photos/greggoconnell/

Does money buy happiness? If you’re like me, you feel moral compulsion to say “No, money does not buy happiness.” Yet, if you’re like me, you secretly believe that there is some kind of connection between financial resources and emotional well-being. You can remember times when you spent money and the result was happiness.  But [Read More...]

Should We Be Motivated By Passion? Or Duty?

Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, in the spring

In the last couple of months, in graduation speeches across this country, graduates were exhorted to follow their passions, to do that which flowed from the depths of their being. I expect that, as a preacher, I have sometimes urged people to follow their passions (the godly passion, that is). It’s pretty much assumed in our day that we should all live according to our powerful feelings, desires, and visions.

But is this right? Is this enough? [Read more...]


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