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The Winsome Gestapo

In discussing events and ideas, I’ve found that some people don’t work at all to bridle their tongues.

But other people work hard to put a bridle on anyone ELSE’s tongue that they disagree with (often by the method of quickly jumping to tone policing).

James shows us the right way. We bridle our OWN tongues:

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.5

How does a government reduce force in human life? There are two main ways: a legal system (the legislature and the law courts), and a defense system (the police and the military).

A proper government has only these two functions: to define what constitutes the initiation of force, and to stop those who initiate it, be they criminals or invaders.

Platform-Building Pt. 3: How to Understand the Process

This is part 3 of a 4-part series on platform-building. You may want to start with Leaders Should Be Writers and Desktop and Workflow.

It’s been a big challenge to understand workflow as I build my online platform. This flowchart has helped me understand how each of my tasks relates to my whole platforming project. I also found it helpful to organize my computer desktop according to this chart.

The Top 10 Questions Christians Ask

Recently I surveyed a group of my Christian friends and asked, “What is one part of Christian life you wish were easier?”

Thirty people responded, offering insight into their spiritual experience. I reformulated their responses as basic questions about the Christian life. They center on ten topics:

Christianity and ISIS: Toward a Better World Pt. 1

It devastates me and I look away. But each day the murder toll of ISIS rises.

The world affords constant cause for outrage, such that I would not fault you for looking away and putting it out of mind. But is there a better world? Can we give a better world to our sons?