“Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.” -C.S. Lewis
Our largely subconscious values and belief system grows out of our unique life story and profoundly influences our life strategy. Yet it is so deeply tied to our identity it can be extremely difficulty to detect, even in ourselves. Still, it is possible to at least catch a glimpse… if you know where to look.
In all my relationships—but especially with the people I lead—my job is to go first in doing everything I can to repair the rupture.
No one ever plans on a volcanic eruption in their own backyard, but it isn’t as uncommon as one might think. Not when there are so many unseen forces at work in the depths of our worldview. Just ask Jeannie and Kevin about their honeymoon…
The second season of LOST introduces yet a third approach to leadership in the person of Dr. Benjamin Linus. As evidenced in the clip below, Ben is the most dangerous type of leader in the postmodern world—a pseudo servant leader, or “power broker.”
In contrast to the “asshole” style of leadership evidenced by Sawyer and his gun (see, Lesson 1), the first season of LOST open’s with a compelling story of a radically different approach: service.
Like all authoritarian leaders, Sawyer understood that a leadership position is often wielded very much like a gun.
One of the key storylines of LOST’s first season is the tension between Jack (Matthew Fox) and Sawyer (Josh Holloway) for leadership of the small band of plane crash survivors desperately seeking to balance the twin goals of survival and rescue.
It’s been two years since my Dad went into the presence of the Lord on Father’s Day weekend 2012. I can think of no better way to honor him this Father’s Day than to repost the Tribute I wrote for his Memorial service together with two poems I wrote for him growing up. I hope they help you celebrate and cherish your Father today.
Cairn University hosted an exhibition of QU4RTETS, a collaborative response to T. S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” in word, image, and music, by Jeremy Begbie, Makoto Fujimura, Bruce Herman, and Christopher Theofanidis. Artists Fujimura and Herman presented this gallery talk about their paintings.
With college debt at an all-time high and twenty-something employment at an all-time low, only 47% of Millennial graduates believe attending college was ‘worth it.’
With a spate of teen fantasy films transporting us from reality over the past several years, TFIOS is a welcome return to the world that we actually inhabit.
With Cable news channels predictably focused on the shooter, we thought we’d give you some more important perspectives to guide your prayers.
Current Films by Act One Graduates Reveal Strange Dichotomy in Box Office Mojo’s ‘Christian Movie’ Category
Clare Sera’s BLENDED and Andrea Nasfell’s MOM’S NIGHT OUT highlight the strange dichotomy between ‘Christian’ movies and the rest of Hollywood. The legitimacy and media attention are nice, but is it really a good thing for faith-based filmmaking?
Ralph Winter, who has helped to produce blockbuster movies such as the X-Men, and Star Trek series, advises aspiring Christian filmmakers against attending film school.
Ms. Angelou captured my heart and imagination not because of her fame, accolades or literary acclaim, but because she displayed such deep, rich wisdom. Maya Angelou didn’t want us to just have information, she wanted us to take part in the process of transformation.
If Christian Smith is correct that Jesus establishes particular ‘hot spots of sacramentality’ and endues them with a special sense of God’s presence, then the Christian college chapel needs to be the hot spot on campus
The leaders of these colleges were key to a surprising intellectual synthesis of revival and common-sense moral philosophy that dominated American thinking from 1790 to 1865 and which led to the remarkable Christianization of American society.
Mandy Patinkin reveals the secret personal fuel behind his creation of Inigo Montoya’s drive for revenge in the original film shoot, and his profound insight into revenge 25 years later. (Video)
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then we are constantly flattering the individuals and communities who have transmitted their “scripts” to us. But how do we change our story if we’re a character in somebody else’s play?