For those of you hanging out for another dose of John Stonestreet, we are pleased to announce that last week we secured him to speak at Compass Summer Conferences in both New Zealand and Australia in January 2012. If you haven’t heard John before – he is a dynamic and thoughtful commentator on almost every aspect . . . → Read More: John Stonestreet down under…
Last week I wrote a piece – entitled The problem with equality – Part I – that featured thoughts from Alain de Botton’s witty and insightful book, Status Anxiety. It is fascinating to think that, ironically, democracy has amplified our level of discontentedness. Increased equality and freedom, bring with them increased comparison. So that the objectively . . . → Read More: The problem with equality – Part II
Most mornings I try and read a Psalm, to still myself before God at the beginning of each day. It turns out, this isn’t the safest practice in the world. Recently I’ve noticed many of the Psalms are challenging my habitual ways of seeing the world.
It doesn’t take a particularly thorough read of the Psalter to . . . → Read More: God and the World
Having often quoted (and once preached) from Alain de Botton’s book – Status Anxiety – I am finally getting around to reading it right through.
It is an amusing and insightful comment on the debilitating effects of comparison. De Botton takes a journey through the historical, philosophical and psychological causes and consequences of covetousness – noting, as . . . → Read More: The problem with equality – Part I
Sam Harris might be Public Enemy Number Three to a lot of Christians (1. Dawkins; 2. Hitchens…) but he has written an insightful article on the shaky future of print media. The first issue he identifies is – surprise, surprise – TIME. He claims most of us just don’t have the time to invest into a . . . → Read More: Sam Harris on the future of the book…