- Incredible Credibility: We live in a society in which credibility in one area is granted based on success in another. Actors endorse presidential candidates, and people listen. Musicians write books, and people read them. Athletes pontificate on same-sex marriage, and are given a platform. As egregious as these examples are, pastors are often lifted to even higher heights, as people turn to them for advice on such nuanced and complex subjects as sex or finances.
- Want to Change the World? Call a Meeting: Most pivotal moments in history start with a conversation, not a retweet.
- “You Can’t Judge a Person’s Salvation”…And Other Stupid Statements: I don’t believe that once someone says he is a Christian, we are somehow obligated to take them at their word. In fact, my default position (at least here in America) is that this is nothing more than a verbal affirmation of their initiation into American culture. I normally start by not believing them.
- Why You’re Probably Not as Rational as You Think You Are – and What You Can Do about It: When it comes to self-improvement, few people consider their reasoning skills. Most of us simply assume — and take for granted — that under most circumstances, we formulate perfectly rational opinions. But according to an emerging subculture of rationality gurus, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. They believe there are ways we can train ourselves to make better decisions, as well as increase personal control over our lives, health, and happiness. Here are a few of their ideas about how you can become more rational.
- Kindle Deal: After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters by N.T. Wright. $3.99.
Just for Fun
- “You’re taking what I have rightfully stolen,” says sneaky cat to opportunistic dog.