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Wednesday History Note: John F. Kennedy

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie–deliberate, contrived, and dishonest–but the myth–persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”   Over the past few years, one concept that has become more understood by me is that people create their own narrative, or as JKF says, own myth about things.  Once someone has created their […]

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The Divide In View

I think it’s here.  Clearly.  Below is my post from August 2012, posted a year after I finished my book about the pattern surrounding the coming Great Crisis.  This is, to me, the best clue I can give you about where we are in time.  The “Philosophical Divide” is perhaps the best predictor. As some […]

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Wednesday History Note: Michel de Marillac

“The glory of good government is principally to think of the welfare of the subjects and the good regulation of the state, which can be done only through peace.”   Michel de Marillac was something of both a “right hand man” and a conservative counterbalance to Cardinal Richelieu during the reign of French king, Louis […]

Flourishing

“…to follow Christ means to care for others (as well as oneself) and work towards their flourishing, so that life would go well for all and so that all would learn how to leave their lives well.”   Miroslav Volf   It’s been just about 30 years since my love for Jesus went from that […]

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Closer to Checking All the Boxes

Are you paying attention to what’s coming? Back in 2010, I wrote about a pattern of history that I noticed while teaching my classes.   It’s a part of a larger pattern of history that has been seen or noted for centuries; William Strauss and Neil Howe first wrote about it in their wonderful book Generations. […]

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Hope for Tomorrow

Last week, I took my daughters to see the new movie, Tomorrowland. I’ll admit that it wasn’t my first choice, but there really wasn’t much else on. The trailer had intrigued me, but I’d heard a ton of negative about the movie. I was prepared to be disappointed.   Boy, was I wrong. Instead of […]