Month: August 2014

Finding the best service

I’ve experienced many of the services offered by service industries. Airports, hotels, trains, car rentals, restaurants, and the like, are regular features of life lately. So here are some thoughts on how to find the best service possible. First, services are reliable: companies remain consistent in being either strong or weak. So I always pay …

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“You want what?!”

This entry repeats my primary posting at the Cor Deo site. Please offer any responses there. Thanks! Everything. God wants everything we have, and all of who we are. Not more and not less. God’s ambition for us is heart-based: he wants whole hearts. That includes our mind, soul, and strength. Or, in contemporary terms, …

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Happy?

Are you happy? And—to press the issue—is happiness your aim in life? I ask because the answer, yes, is widespread. The classical religions and their teachers—led by Greek and Roman philosophers in particular—made happiness an ultimate value. Aristotle, for instance, was a “eudaimonist”—one who seeks goodness-satisfaction-happiness—and he made the state of happiness his measure of …

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God’s Presence

Here’s a practical question that quietly divides Christians. Is Christ personally present to believers in faith? Or is he an iconic object of faith who offers us spiritual benefits from afar? Different answers change the basic shape of applied faith and explain some key distinctions among Christians. To be clear, this question differs from our …

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