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Wifi Is On and the Network Matters

A lot of people will be making their bi-annual visit to church this weekend. For some it will depend on whether they sober up after watching the semi-finals of March Madness on Saturday night. Sister Jean (Loyola) and Father Bob (Villanova) may help remind them that there are deeper issues at play in our lives than NCAA basketball. On my walk with my dog, Malibu, this morning, I wondered what I would say if I was responsible for an Easter service this year. And I’m not! Few fully appreciate the meaning of the common Easter refrain, “He is risen! He is risen indeed!” The temptation is to get into the evidence for and against the resurrection—a left-brain strategy that misses the mythic messag

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES: Gen Z Takes to the Streets

Sharp distinctions between generational cohorts are mostly bogus. There are surely distinctions to be made between millennials and Generation Z, but it’s in intensity not kind. Millennials are often seen as the bridge generation between analog and digital. Gen Z is solidly digital. Millennials express quiet frustration and disenchantment. Gen Z gets angry and in your face as in Parkland high school senior Emma Gonzalez’s “We call B.S.!” This is not to say that millennials didn’t protest. But the general assumption of Gen Z is one of being totally fed up: “We’re not going to take this any more!” This is who we will see marching in the Capitol on Saturday. They do not march out of clearly thou

Four Lessons for Christian College Presidents from Toys "R" Us

Businesses demand constant innovation, for there are sunrise industries and sunset industries. Entire industries are now facing constant disruption and the level of disruption is not incremental but total. Amazon has changed the way many people shop. Uber and Lyft changed how many hail a ride. Amazon and Walmart are changing the way people buy food. It is not hard to identify sunset industries—coal mining, newspapers, grocery stores, and driver-based automobiles and trucks. One does not want to be the CEO of the Pony Express, which lasted less than a year (1860-1861) because it did not pay attention to the advent of the telegraph. Many suggest that universities as they are presently structur

The Problem with Spiritual Dabbling

CBS’s new sitcom, “Living Biblically,” is anything but what it claims. Nothing chaffed Jesus more than those who advocated for an outside-in spirituality. Jesus was about heart transformation not behavior modification. Chip Curry (played by Jay R. Ferguson), the central character in “Living Biblically,” has about as much to do with genuine Christianity as the cliché sayings outside of Trader Joe’s has to do with religion. The writers of this show have gotten Christianity 100% backwards. ABC got in trouble with the faith community for its satire “Good Christian Bitches [“GCB”] several years ago. This one is open to even greater protest. While I think it is healthy for religious types to be ab

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