Last week Mike mentioned that Christians think about church history primarily in three frames. In this week’s conversation, we discuss what those frames are and how they inform much of what Christians believe we ought to strive for in “reviving” the church.
Today’s Notes come from Don’t Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate–The Essential Guide for Progressives Paperback – September 1, 2004 by George Lakoff
Mike and I are spending some time going through several books and bringing this content to the listener. These are books many probably won’t read but have value in understanding the times.
Mike and I continue down the rabbit whole of attention, but from a different angle in this conversation. We actually start out discussing tensions and end up overlapping with our last conversation about attention. Tensions are helpful in pulling us beyond ourselves and what we pay attention to, has a certain effect on us.
Today’s conversation is a great doorway into a deep rabbit hole. While Mike and I discuss a recent news article, the conversation touches on many of the ideas Mike has been writing about for years. In this conversation we talk about why it’s important to pay attention and be selective about what we pay attention…
Continuing the train of thought on the path forward, this conversation ventures into the notion of building community and how to do it as we begin to understand the times we are in.
At times I find myself wondering, with all that Mike and I have talked about, what is our path forward. What do I do with my work, my family, my community to bring glory to God? In this conversation Mike provides an answer; one that is, in his usual fashion, quite provocative.
This week Mike and I discuss contentment and what is has to do with godliness. Paul mentions in 1 Timothy 6 that godliness with contentment is great gain. What does that imply? Does the call to contentment mean we should accept our circumstances and stop looking to change them?
Last week we ended our conversation on three great debates, the final debate regarding human nature. This week we pick up where we left off and talk about how this debate affects what is beautiful, good, and true.
As Mike has been writing about poetry lately I thought it would be good to bring that into our conversations. In today’s conversation we talk about just that – poetry. We look at how it relates to human nature and widens our faith.