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The Uniqueness of Conversation

The Uniqueness of Conversation

In an interview with MIT psychologist Sherry Turkle, Megan Garber asks what makes in-person conversation unique, compared to all the other ways we communicate these days: Conversations, as they tend to play out in person, are messy—full of pauses and interruptions and...
That Future Life

That Future Life

As he reflected on his life’s work, the famed author of Les Miserables, The Count of Monte Cristo, and many others, Victor Hugo describes what he believed about life after death, that heaven would actually entail a continuation of his life’s work: I feel within me...
Book Review: When Narcissism Comes to Church

Book Review: When Narcissism Comes to Church

Pride, and its more serious cousin, narcissism, really shouldn’t have any place in leadership circles in the church. When I became a serious follower of Jesus at a teenager, Philippians 2 became one of my favorite passages. It taught me that being a disciple of Jesus...
What if Satan Told the Truth?

What if Satan Told the Truth?

The Devils Logic [Part 1 of 2] Think for a second what it would be like if Satan were to tell the truth when he tempted people? Could you picture what that would look like? Imagine if Satan tried to tempt us honestly; it might go something like this:         SATAN:...
All Shall Be Well: Risking Kindness in a Cynical World

All Shall Be Well: Risking Kindness in a Cynical World

In this short excerpt written by the prolific Christian Ethicist Stanley Hauerwas to his Godson, he describes one quality of both God the creator and us the image bearers:  Kindness. An extraordinary Christian named Julian lived in Norwich during a time we now called...