Is Technical Progress Human Progress?

“Up and to the right.” It’s the coy name a lot of folks give to those ubiquitous charts that always show up in every presentation. The line always seems to move up and to the right. If we were to chart technology, it, too, would be “up and to the right.” Every day we have a [...] [...]

Mining the Work Ethic

How can any work ethic connected to such dimming of cognitive function produce anything worth having? Any culture that celebrates the loss of sleep as a virtue must inevitably become a backwater of degraded thoughts and fragile idealism that can’t survive without the struts of venture capital, eager to inflate market value to the point [...] [...]

Noah What?

What if… A new movie is shot showing the entire Dr. Martin Luther King story from another angle. Every time Dr. King appears on the screen, violence ensues. Parts and pieces of his letters are taken out of context to make him seem like a violent man. His relationship with Malcom X, and the attendant [...] [...]

Failing the Family

Of course not! We have watched the family fail. Or have we failed the family? I think it is the latter. We approach marriage as a contract based on mutual consent (that can be unceremoniously broken), children are an optional part of marriage, no-fault divorce is simple as changing health insurance plans, and sexualized culture [...] [...]

Refrain from Anger

The hydraulic model of anger is just what it sounds like – anger builds up inside the mind until you let off some steam. If you don’t let off this steam, the boiler will burst. If you don’t vent the pressure, someone is going to get a beating. … If you think catharsis is good, [...] [...]

Tyranny of the Immediate

We all know the tyranny of the immediate. We must get that email done, we must respond to this tweet, we must watch that ball game… Because it’s in front of us right now, we must take action right now to… Well, whatever it is. But there is another side to this tyranny, one we [...] [...]

Review: A Call to Spiritual Reformation

A Call to Spiritual Reformation D.A. Carson “Much praying is not done because we do not plan to pray… when you intercede, try to tie as many requests as possible to Scripture… Pray until you pray.” Prayer is, in the modern world, something of a trivial act. Say a few words about your cousin’s sick sister, pray for [...] [...]

The Eye and the Ear

By the time Moses’s sandals hit the base of Mount Sinai with God’s commandments under his arms, God’s people had collected their golden earrings, melted them in a fire, and cast a golden calf (Exodus 32). The adornment of the ear was sacrificed in order to create an image pleasing to the eye. The ear [...] [...]

Saul’s Uncontrollable Passions

Saul, the first (actually, second), king of Israel, doesn’t loom very large in the history of Israel as a nation, nor in the Messianic line, nor even in the Scriptures. What’s difficult for us to imagine, looking back from this distance in time, is that Saul was probably considered a “good ruler,” by the people [...] [...]

Review: Crazy Busy

Crazy Busy Kevin DeYoung Amazon Hello, My Name is Busy As the title of DeYoung’s first chapter, this aptly describes the life of just about everyone I know. Even people who are “retired,” will tell you, on being asked how they are, just how busy their lives are. It seems we are obsessed with business, like other cultures might [...] [...]