4 Blind Spots that Sabotage Organizational Culture
Relationships are the core of your team's health and effectiveness.
If you lack purpose, it’s difficult to find common goals and the bonding that takes place in achieving those goals together. If you lack clarity of structure, roles and processes, then your team doesn’t know what to expect and therefore can’t trust decisions. If you lack leadership development, your team may not feel valued and... Continue Reading
Instavangelists and Our Restless Hearts
Self-worship in any form, however, is a recipe for spiritual restlessness.
Both the trajectory (outward, not inward) and posture (teachable, not entitled) of Peterson’s search stands in stark contrast to Instavangelism, and it raises tough questions for those leaving organized religion behind. With what will you replace it? What’s big enough to fill the God-shaped hole in your heart? If Christianity isn’t the true story of... Continue Reading
How Should We Respond to the Equality Act?
One of the biggest reasons we often go back to our sins of choice is that we don’t believe that God will take care of us.
There are few moments in my life as precious as seeing these men and women count that cost and do so with genuine hope and joy. When someone decides to follow Jesus into the valley of the shadow of death, I’ve never seen them do so despairingly. Without exception, I always see a measure of... Continue Reading
The Bill of Rights and the Common Good
One reason why our rights-based system has failed is that it continually leads to the creation of new rights never before imagined by our constitution’s framers.
This idea, sometimes called integralism, advocates for a form of government in which there are two rulers: one over the temporal realm, and one over the spiritual realm. However, in these two overlapping spheres of power, the temporal realm must be subordinated to the spiritual realm. Yet, as Gabriel S. Sanchez explains, this doesn’t mean... Continue Reading
Church of Atlanta Shooting Suspect Distances Itself, Urges ‘No Blame’ on Victims
The church of the alleged gunman in the fatal shootings of eight people in the Atlanta area, stated it was “absolutely distraught when we found out that the shooter was a member of our congregation.”
“Aaron’s actions are antithetical to everything that we believe and teach as a church,” the congregation’s statement reads. “In the strongest possible terms, we condemn the actions of Aaron Long as well as his stated reasons for carrying out this wicked plan. The shootings were a total repudiation of our faith and practice, and such... Continue Reading
Equality Act Would Cancel Religious Freedom
The Equality Act now prohibits anyone from even arguing that its enforcement interferes with the fundamental right to practice religion.
It’s vital to understand just how unconstitutional the Equality Act is. The freedom to practice one’s religion is not just an optional, take-it-or-leave-it right. Before he drafted the First Amendment with the “free exercise of religion” as the first individual right, James Madison argued to the Virginia Legislature that religious exercise “is precedent, both in... Continue Reading
When Amazon Pulled My Book On Transgender Issues, It Tried To Shut Down Debate
People with gender dysphoria aren't faking it and their situation is tragic. But there is genuine disagreement about the best treatment.
Big Government and Big Tech are working to deny or conceal the truth in service of a new transgender orthodoxy. I’ve tried to sound the alarm about the real harms that would result, but the activists have a lot of corporate and political power on their side — as I was reminded recently when Amazon... Continue Reading
Many Out Of One?
As another sign of our fragmented times, Columbia University has announced that it will be hosting multicultural graduation ceremonies this summer.
Columbia is a microcosm for what is happening in the nation. America’s motto E pluribus unum speaks of unity arising out of diversity, of a shared national identity deeper than those identities that differentiate and divide her citizens. Columbia is presenting a vision of a nation that might be better characterized by the motto Ex... Continue Reading
The Strange Gospel of Masking and Public Policy
Next time we have a challenge and somebody proposes mandating unproven measures as necessary to our earthly salvation, let us reject this as a false gospel.
The lesson of the great masking crusade is important. We need to admit now that forcing unproven, divisive, and ultimately fruitless policies on the population has been a mistake. Universal mask mandates have not made a difference in fighting COVID. Rather, they have divided our country, provided a surplus of garbage, and caused some dental... Continue Reading
Gov. Desantis Lashes Out At ‘Critical Race Theory’ In Push To Overhaul Florida’s Civics Curriculum
“Let me be clear: there’s no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory,” DeSantis said.
The proposal will direct the Florida Department of Education to create the Florida Civic Seal of Excellence, a new professional endorsement for civics education. Teachers who complete the training will be eligible for a $3,000 bonus, DeSantis said. “Let me be clear: there’s no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory,” DeSantis... Continue Reading