Captions for an Imaginary Photograph
Boston at the height of spring: The girls walking down Minot St., A young man standing on a porch eating an apple. Petals falling slowly into a still-covered pool
Discipling is personal growth directed toward the formation of Godly character.
Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? →
Not really just about Facebook, actually. I think this is a scary reflection of modern culture: “In 1985, only 10 percent of Americans said they had no one with whom to discuss important matters, and 15 percent said they had only one such good friend. By 2004, 25 percent had nobody to talk to, and 20 percent had only one confidant…In the face of this social disintegration, we have...
An Easter Reflection
Jesus’ resurrection is His justification, in the sense of vindication: a public declaration of His righteousness, which He could then graciously grant to us. He was “delivered up for our trangressions and raised for our justification” (Rom. 4:25). And how did Jesus have this righteousness? Through His perfect keeping of the Law for the 33 years of His Law, by which He, and He...
Type Connection →
This is awesome - a dating game for fonts that teaches you principles of good design.
the moon tonight is a crucible of gold set against silver, deepening blue
"He's Calling for Elijah": Why We Still Mishear... →
“[F]rom here on out, whenever we think of Jesus’ cry, let’s first remember that the beginning is not the end of the story.” Jesus died knowing that He would rise again. Jesus died knowing that He would be vindicated by the Father, “justified by the Spirit of holiness that raised Him from the dead.” And His justification would become our own - as the unrighteous...
The Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Celexa,... →
The hidden costs of the war in Afghanistan. Two things we should do: 1. Apply a systems approach to medicine. 2. End the war. There’s not a clearly defined enemy we’re fighting in Afghanistan anymore. We can’t use guns to change a culture.
It is intellectual incoherent to be strictly conservative in a time of rapid change. However, it is equally incoherent to think that we can be progressive in a predetermined direction, as if legislation were the primary driver of that change. If we are to intervene at all, we must seek to find the points of our system that are responsive to change. That will take greater understanding than I see...
“The problems that we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” A systems approach is needed. We need to recognize that in our society now everything affects everything all the time. We can’t focus on a single line of policy interventions in any of the issues that we face - with the economy, the climate, education, health care, etc. - unless we...