Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2013«

The Hole In Our Gospel | Notes & Review

June 26, 2013


Rich Stearns. The Hole in our Gospel: The answer that changed my life and might just change the world. Thomas Nelson, 2009, 2010. (335 pages) INTRODUCTION What does God expect of us? … What is the Christian faith all about? … God asks us for everything. (1) The idea behind The Hole in Our Gospel […]

TED | Lesley Hazleton: The doubt essential to faith

June 25, 2013


Writing biography is a strange thing to do. It’s a journey into the foreign territory of somebody else’s life, a journey, an exploration that can take you places you never dreamed of going and still can’t quite believe you’ve been, especially if, like me, you’re an agnostic Jew and the life you’ve been exploring is […]

Thomas Friedman “The Next New World” Global Forum | Notes

June 20, 2013


— LIVE PERSONAL NOTES — What World Are You Living In? How we have gone from connected to hyper-connected and from interconnected to interdependent. An address by Thomas L. Friedman. We built this conference as a platform to share with you how I try to approach the world, which is really to synthesize technology, business, […]

How The Mighty Fall | Notes & Review

June 14, 2013


Jim Collins. How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In. HarperCollins, 2009. (222 pages) (How The Mighty Fall – MARKERS.pdf.) The Silent Creep of Impending Doom …effective teaching: don’t try to come up with the right answers; focus on coming up with good questions. (2) History shows, repeatedly, that the mighty can fall. […]

The Reason For God | Notes & Review

June 13, 2013


Timothy Keller. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. Riverhead Books, 2008. (310 pages) Introduction I find your lack of faith — disturbing. – Darth Vader The Enemies Are Both Right. In short, the world is polarizing over religion. (x) The Two Camps. We have come to a cultural moment in which […]

TED | Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what

June 6, 2013


Even in purely non-religious terms, homosexuality represents a misuse of the sexual faculty. It is a pathetic little second-rate substitute for reality — a pitiable flight from life. As such, it deserves no compassion, it deserves no treatment as minority martyrdom, and it deserves not to be deemed anything but a pernicious sickness. That’s from […]

TED | Jackson Katz: Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue

June 4, 2013


I’m going to share with you a paradigm-shifting perspective on the issues of gender violence — sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship abuse, sexual harassment, sexual abuse of children. That whole range of issues that I’ll refer to in shorthand as “gender violence issues,” they’ve been seen as women’s issues that some good men help out […]