September 30, 2013 We may be on a roll here. Last week, I challenged the thinking of Cal Berkeley philosopher Samuel Scheffler in his play-on-words, emphasizing the “Importance of the Afterlife” to find meaning in what would otherwise become mundane. In his “death ends it all” system, if there are no […]
Pursuit of Eternity
September 23, 2013 The Importance of the Afterlife. Seriously. You don’t find an article headline like that in USA Today; it won’t be the lead story on Entertainment Tonight; to read beneath a lead like that requires that you’re holding Christianity Today… or, the New York Times Sunday Review. It was […]
Lead from Behind?
September 16, 2013 You cannot lead from behind. If Google is any measure of a topic’s level of interest, there are 80.3 million posts that are exploring the concept right now. It’s a hot headline this morning… The idea isn’t revolutionary: the word picture provides more-than-adequate portrayal of the […]
September 9, 2013 “Rich people tend to be…” The way you complete that sentence has profound social, political and spiritual implications! David Wolfe is the rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles; in yesterday’s LA Times, he was featured in their OpEd section, under the headline, “The Compassion Deficit.” […]
September 2, 2013 Dear Marketplace Friend, Happy Labor Day! Okay, the origins of the holiday are woven into the union movements of an earlier era; when the holiday was proposed – nearly 130 years ago – the majority of American workers were still in farming, factories and mining. Today, […]