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CS Lewis Quotes

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How to detect Bullsh*t, Open-mindedness, Critical thinking, and Universal Intellectual Standards

This author is pretty complete, yet succinct, on this. How to detect Bullshit (including your own) – (the rest come from/linked from here) 7 ways to cultivate Open-mindedness 9 steps to develop Critical thinking and the 8 Universal Intellectual Standards

Prudence, balance, thought, and Christianity

http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/19/3-tips-for-a-more-civil-conversation-about-syrian-refugees/ Mollie Hemingway offers 3 suggestions regarding the Syrian refugee issue.  The piece ends up looking at Christian beliefs – for good reason. She makes many good points, all of which I will not try to summarize here. One take-away (near the end of the article) is that the answer to the question “What should …

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The Athenians & the Visigoths

The Athenians & the Visigoths speech written by Neil Postman (written as a graduation speech). Text: http://bit.ly/1lHh5y4 Audio: https://youtu.be/YtjjFmCxc8s Four quotes (there are many others) emphasis is mine: among their [Athenian] values none stood higher than that in all things one should strive for excellence. They believed in reason. They believed in beauty. They believed in moderation. And …

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“I am a human being, not a human doing.”

How To Get Better Perspective (In Just 90 Seconds) “We consume; we don’t experience. We settle; we don’t savour. All of this means that we “do” productive. We should “be” productive.” In order to make this happen, you need to be aware and have focus. (What’s even more interesting is that you need to be …

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Musical Communion Liturgy

Our Pastor, Dr. Howard White, has developed a musical communion liturgy in which he as the leader sings and the congregation also sings in response. It is set to popular Christmas tunes. See the attached.  (It is the Sunday Bulletin, which happened to also be our musical presentation by our music groups.) Bulletin-December-6 -2015

Online Advent Calendar 2015

Online Advent Calendar 2015 (This appears to be from the Catholic church. I’m not Catholic, but the ideas are good.) It’s a Shape Christmas

Christmas Presence: Giving What We Need and Want Most by Charles Moore

I came across a very nice Christmas story, titled, Christmas Presence: Giving What We Need and Want Most. It is written by Charles Moore. Here is an Audio Recording of the story. (.m4a file) (On an iPad, you may need to download it.) The text of the story can be found at: http://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/holidays/christmas-readings/christmas-presence I know …

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This is not a Day Care. This is a University!

This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!

Missions Is Worth the Mess

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/missions-is-worth-the-mess Quotes:  Because we believe in the “already,” we can more readily and joyfully accept the messiness of the “not yet.” —- The Scriptures tell me that: I have to lose my life in order to find it. (Matthew 16:25) I have to count the cost of serving him. (Luke 14:25–33) Success isn’t always what …

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