The Godfather, Scene One

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB9cLr7OR-A& Easily my favorite films. Right from the first scene you see that the world is controlled by two competing mores. First, the surface world where law & order seemingly rule in a land where everyone is equal. Second, the underworld which truly defines what law & order means for a certain class of people.…… Continue reading The Godfather, Scene One

The Baby-god Myth, part four

In part four of this series, I’ll offer some conclusions and solutions for reversing the trend of deifying our children. To catch up on the series, check out part one, two, and three. Where do we go from here? This is the important question. Hopefully you’ve read through this series and reflected on the situation,…… Continue reading The Baby-god Myth, part four

Discretion as a Virtue

Discretion: dis-cre-tion [di-skresh-uhn] link 1. the power or right to decide or act according to one’s own judgment; freedom of judgment or choice: It is entirely within my discretion whether I will go or stay. 2. the quality of being discreet, esp. with reference to one’s own actions or speech; prudence or decorum: Throwing all…… Continue reading Discretion as a Virtue

The church is shifting

Last weekend I had the opportunity to meet a ton of people for the first time. Convention attendees, authors, speakers, and ministry leaders from across the US. And it was interesting because there was a phenomenon among the conversations that I found fascinating. Somewhere in the conversation there would always be this thread of “do…… Continue reading The church is shifting