Where Have You Gone, Allen Iverson?
I remember cheering for Allen Iverson for years as a Sixers fan, despite constant disappointment at the mercurial star who talked a big game, but seemed too small and fragile to consistently back it up. With all of the new stars emerging, Iverson seems to have simply faded away. Too proud to accept that his diminished skills […]
Success Breeds Happiness, or Does It?
This entertaining and enlightening video sheds light on how our brains really work, and claims that happiness is the key to success, not the other way around. I find the argument persuasive, and think that we ought to think carefully about how we can be intentional about fostering happiness in our perspective on life!
Reflecting on Imperfect Heroes
10 as it is written, “THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE; 11 THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD; 12 ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE.” 13 “THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING,” […]
Messiah College Students Can Think, Really!
A few weeks ago Messiah College hosted Frances Fox Piven on our campus. While I had nothing to do with her appearance, and can’t even tell you definitely who invited her, I’ve certainly heard a lot of reaction to her appearance, including in the comments section of my piece about Dr. Peter Kerry Powers defense […]
Finding the Divine in the Mundane
Over at Don Miller’s blog, Penny Carothers contemplates the battle for many parents, especially stay-at-home moms, to find time for God in the ways we usually think about: devotions, prayer, quiet contemplation, etc. Here is a taste: I’ve always elevated the lives of others above my own spiritual aspirations (especially people like Thomas Merton and […]
Hurry Up and Wait
Over at his “Stuff Christians Like” blog, Jon Acuff ruminates on waiting on God. Here are his thoughts: I don’t know what questions you ask your wife or your husband or your boyfriend or your girlfriend. I don’t know what questions you ask professors or friends or bosses or anyone else. But I do know […]
Steve Jobs: Bad Advice
Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, has joined the list of folks reflecting on Steve Jobs’ passing. Mouw particularly considers the advice given at Standford’s 2005 graduation ceremony, which he juxtaposes with comments by a commencement address from David Brooks. (HT: John Fea) Here is a taste: I don’t know anything much about his […]
Steve Jobs: Prophet?
An interesting perspective on Steve Jobs from Andy Crouch via a piece in the Wall Street Journal. (HT: John Fea) Here is his introduction, followed by some interesting pieces. For every magical thing Steve Jobs revealed in his Apple keynote addresses, there were many other things he concealed. Like the devices he created, his life […]