Character vs Consumerism

“When Milton Bradley introduced The Game of LIFE in 1860, just before the Civil War, the goals of the board game were to attain virtues like honesty, honor, and bravery and to avoid vices such as crime, disgrace, and idleness. Since rebranding in the 1960s, the goal has been simply to get rich by amassing …

5-Minute Meditations on the Sermon on the Mount (Chapter 9 of WHAT ON EARTH? a book by Barney Wiget)

Suggestions for Personal Reflection, Group Discussion, and Taking Action for: Chapter 9 of WHAT ON EARTH? / "Blessed are the Broken" • Merton says, “humility alone can destroy the self-centeredness that makes joy impossible.” How does that work? • “To a social order that worships strength and decries weakness, where the rich and famous loom over the poor …

5-Minute Meditations on the Sermon on the Mount (Chapter 8 of WHAT ON EARTH? a book by Barney Wiget)

Suggestions for Personal Reflection, Group Discussion, and Taking Action for:Chapter 8 of WHAT ON EARTH? / The Utterly Upside-Down Attitudes We contend that there is an “intentional sequence” of Beatitudes. Do you agree?  In which of the Beatitudes do you see “vulnerability”?“Since most of their legislative decisions have moral implications, we must, in good conscience, support those candidates …

Trading Our Testimony for a Bowl of Stew and a Few Federal Judges

“We should pray for presidents, critique them when they’re wrong, praise them when they’re right, and never, ever impose partisan double standards. We can’t ever forget the importance of character, the necessity of our own integrity, and the power of our prophetic witness.” (David French) I wrote this three years ago and IMHO it applies …

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