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Why Some Talk This Way

If you like the phrase “the good, the true, the beautiful” yet sense it’s not how people naturally talk, you’re on to something.

 The “Big But” Theory

Does a recent ruling in Massachusetts support the “Big But” theory?


Why is festooning one of the fruits of spiritual formation?

An Occasionally Irrational Rationalist

Even C. S. Lewis, who called himself a rationalist, had his irrational moments.

Getting Beyond Your Head

Getting in touch with the world beyond your head is more difficult than you imagine.

Two Lunchtime Conversations in 1995

To this day, I can vividly remember two lunchtime conversations in 1995. The first conversation changed the trajectory of my life right away. The second took decades.

Those Days Have Come and Gone

Sad songs say so much. So do sad sequels such as Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Why did the Rolling Stones’ first U.S. hit strike such a deep chord in this country?

A Long-Forgotten World?

Does July 4th represent a long-forgotten world?

Our Deepest Wound

Christians often say they’re “wounded.” But they’re not referring to our deepest wound.