Freedom From Idols

Freedom From Idols

How do Silicon Valley tech gurus design a successful app, an app that will hook consumers and then keep them hooked so they keep coming back to the app? Some app designers call this process “captology,” or the art of capturing people’s attention and...
America’s Epitaph

America’s Epitaph

T.S. Eliot wrote this epitaph over America: “And the wind shall say: ‘Here were decent godless people \ Their only monument the asphalt road \ And a thousand lost golf balls.” I’m not ready to write off America, but I do see serious signs of cultural...
Paul’s Privilege

Paul’s Privilege

John McRay writes, “Paul may have spent as much as 25 percent of his time as a missionary in prison. We know of his brief lock-up in Philippi, two years’ incarceration in Caesarea, and at least another two in Rome. Yet Paul says he experienced “far more...
Paul:  A Man on a Mission

Paul: A Man on a Mission

Other than Jesus Christ, it could be argued that no one has ever changed the world more than the apostle Paul. Paul was a man obsessed! He went from being Christianity’s greatest opponent to Christianity’s greatest proponent. Paul was willing to go anywhere and do...
But If Not

But If Not

One World War II historian wrote: “In early 1940, the British and their allies sent a force of some 350,000 men into the low countries of Europe to stem the tide of German advance into France, Belgium and Holland. Caught in a brilliant pincer movement by the invading...
Resist Self-Help!

Resist Self-Help!

An article in New York magazine reports that the self-help movement has mushroomed into an “$11 billion industry dedicated to telling us how to improve our lives.” The article observed: Today, there are at least 45,000 [books] in print of the...