October 1, 2014

What’s the Story with “Story?” by James K. A. Smith

Human attraction to story points to the unique formative power of narrative. Yet, we need to sort out the different sorts of claims that are made about and for “story” in these discussions.

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September 30, 2014

As For Me and My House (We Will Break Your Arms), by Ginger M

My initial neurotic thought was, “Is this a test to see if we really are a Christian family worthy of their house?”

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September 29, 2014

C.S. Lewis on True Friendship, by Maria Popova

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which gave value to survival.” -C.S. Lewis

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September 28, 2014

5 Ways Churches Can Better Connect with Millennials, by David Kinnaman

College students and ‘twentysomethings’ who stay connected to a local church are twice as likely to have had a close personal friendship with an adult inside the church.

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September 27, 2014

The Great Scythe Hanging Over the Head of the Church, by Ashley Ariel

These doubts and desperate graspings have snowballed into a certain terrible urgency ready to sweep away an entire generation into nihilistic despair. Utterly convinced that this world, this church and this God simply cannot be moved to care.

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September 26, 2014

Sony Pictures Animation Developing Faith-Based Movie About Nativity Story, by Jeff Sneider

Sony Animation intends to produce an inspiring, respectful and entertaining take on the famous Nativity story while remaining accessible to a broad audiences.

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September 25, 2014

Madness and the Muse: The Secrets of the Creative Brain, by Tom Bartlett

When Nancy Andreasen began her research into creativity and mental illness, she assumed she’d prove there’s a relationship between creativity and schizophrenia such as in John Nash, the brilliant mathematician whose battle with schizophrenia was the basis for the movie A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001). But is it a fiction?

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September 24, 2014

Lead with Connection, by Todd W. Hall, PhD

At the end of the day, people aren’t going to remember you for your titles, roles, and accomplishments. They are going to remember how you connected with them (or did not connect), because that is what’s most meaningful to them.

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