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Mark Twain said “education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.” Unlearning is one of the main reasons why we must go further up and further in.

Acts 2094

Now that we’ve hit Pause, here are three ways to make the most of social distancing.

Going Further In

Every year millions of Americans drink green beer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I get why green—Ireland, the Emerald Isle. But why beer? And how is beer connected to a missionary like Patrick? The answer lies in Christianity’s often forgotten past.

The Right Metaphor

Iain McGilchrist says Western Christianity is undermining itself. C. S. Lewis said something similar. Both cite the same reason. We’re starting with the wrong metaphor.

Scales Falling From Our Eyes

When Ransom went to Mars, the scales fell off his eyes. Dante had a similar experience in going to the third heaven. So did the Apostle Paul. Lucifer didn’t, however.

Splinter in Your Mind

A friend recently told me he’s not sure anymore why he goes to church. It pains him to admit that. I see that as a good thing. The right pain point can change everything.

The First Frontier

Want to make the world a better place? Brad King says space travel is the way to go. Visit Mars. But he forgets that others have already taken this trip.


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How The News Makes Us Dumb

Press coverage of the death of Kobe Bryant reminds us that the news makes us dumb.

Resourcing The Few, The Perplexed

British historian Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975) believed civilizations could be renewed because they have a spiritual dimension. It yields what he called “a creative minority.” A what?