Discernment Exercise: Answering Questions About Doubt

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Reflect on the following questions. As you do, think about the extent you struggle with doubt. Think about how there are some believers who…

Discernment Exercise: Halloween – Magic and Monsters

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With the collapse of Yugoslavia in the late 20th century, small-scale independence movements formed along ethnic and religious fault lines in the Balkan region.…

Discernment Exercise: Engaging the Arts: Are You A Patron?

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Engaging the Arts Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan has begun an effort to help Christians think about their engagement with the arts. It’s an…

Discernment Exercise: How Committed is Too Committed?

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In a report published in Harper’s (January 2016, p. 53-62), “The Ultimate Terrorist Factory: Are French prisons incubating extremism?” journalist Scott Sayare tells how…

Flourishing with technology: An exercise in discernment

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Technology: What’s Gained and What’s Lost? In an article titled “How You’ll Get Organized,” James Fallows asked five technology experts “to speculate about the…

Discernment Exercise: A Toolkit for Conversations

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The School of Life (www.theschooloflife.com), headquartered in London and founded by philosopher and author Alain de Botton, offers in their shop an attractive little…

Discernment Exercise: Responding to a Changing World

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Hans Rookmaaker, art historian and colleague of Francis Schaeffer published Modern Art and the Death of a Culture in 1970. It was written, in…

Discernment Exercise: Nudity in Art

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To the editor: First, I’d like to thank you for devoting so much ink and paper in your last issue to Square Halo Books…

Discernment Exercise: The School of Life

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A secularist pursuit of compassion I first became aware of Alain de Botton by reading his The Architecture of Happiness, a book of uncommon…