godfather problem: learning arithmetic from hitler

**Just so there's no confusion, Bill Hybels is not Hitler.** I was recently doing some light reading on anti-natalism. If you don't know what that is, anti-natalism is a perky little philosophy that argues procreation is inherently bad and it would have been far better if none of us had ever been born. Therefore refraining … Continue reading godfather problem: learning arithmetic from hitler

godfather problem: why your plane is probably not going to crash

A couple of weeks ago my son and I boarded a plane to Boston. I had an empty week in my schedule and airline miles burning a hole in my pocket, so I decided it was time to take Logan to a game at Fenway. We would spend some time with one of my best … Continue reading godfather problem: why your plane is probably not going to crash

why do institutions exist?

What is the purpose of an institution? What is the purpose of a college, of a church, of a business, of a government, of a family, of a community organization? Why do institutions exist? Transformative Model Like most things, it depends on who you ask. Some would say that institutions exist to affect or preserve the … Continue reading why do institutions exist?

what makes for an effective internship?

**This isn't something I'd normally blog about, but we are entering into internship season so it's timely. And to be honest this was turned down for publication recently, so there you go. What comes first must be the recognition that what Jesus observed in Matthew 9 remains as true today as ever. The harvest is … Continue reading what makes for an effective internship?

it’s not me, it’s you: reaching the “dones”

First a question: What is the difference between the parable of the lost sheep and the parable of the lost son? While you think about that, let me tell you about a recent conversation I had with a former Bible college classmate on Twitter. (Yes, I know.) We were talking about an issue boiling hot … Continue reading it’s not me, it’s you: reaching the “dones”

jerusalem or babylon

(This post is related to the most recent episode of the Every Thought Captive Podcast where we talked about some of these issues.) I was recently at a conference where David Kinnaman, the president of Barna Research, was leading a session on Millennials and their relationship with biblical higher education. He shared a lot of very … Continue reading jerusalem or babylon