Discernment Exercise: Love It or Leave It

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Though America is obviously a country of immigrants—after all, very few of us are Native Americans—over the years each major wave of immigration has…

Discernment Exercise: Can We Make Our Faith Attractive?

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In the opening scenes of the movie Chocolat, Vianne, played by Juliette Binoche, moves into a new town and rents a dingy, dirty storefront.…

Discernment Exercise: A Great Spirit Blessing

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Living in a pluralistic culture, as we do, does not mean that we live among unbelievers; it means we live among people who believe…

Discernment Exercise: On Being Offensive

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All things considered, there’s plenty a Christian can do, say, or believe which some other Christian will find offensive—perhaps even deeply offensive. A few…

Discernment Exercise: Questions for Dr. Laura

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Though biblical illiteracy tends to be rather widespread—even among believers—many unbelievers know enough about the Bible to raise questions about how believers understand and…

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…