Perspective

Intentional living

I’ve been discovering the deep peace that is found in being fully present. A few things have helped. I’ve been experimenting with an app, Headspace, that teache...

Reflecting on life and death

A girl I knew died today. That’s not true. She wasn’t a girl, she was the same age that I am. And I didn’t know, I knew of her. I saw her posing, arms slu...

What is good?

He has shown you, O man, what is good… (Micah 6:8a). Mankind pursues “the good life,” always trying to figure out, what it’s all about: how to recognize its pr...

Stay hungry

I was reading a book this weekend that peers into the inner-life (or obvious lack of it in today's world) of Christian leaders. I’ve been reflecting on my own p...

Student debt

In 2015, the average student loan debt for a college graduate eclipsed $35,000, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). That’s a lot o...

Editor’s Note

Since 1943, we’ve accepted that people are motivated to achieve certain needs, moving on to the next only after one is fulfilled. Psychologist Abraham Maslow de...

In the service of good

Just north of the River Thames at the East end of the medieval walled City of London, clusters of villages were at one time surrounded by farmland. Then with th...

‘Will work for humanity’

It’s a small world. Isn’t it? We’re an interconnected and even interdependent transnational society. Communication is as easy with my neighbor as it is...

Survival of the kindest

Are we wired with a propensity to altruism? In an experiment with 24 children and 10 different situations, scientists Felix Warneken and Michael Tomasello te...

Stress, meet resilience.

You know the feeling. You’re late. Traffic holds you captive. Your boss texts you, angrily. In your haste, coffee spills on your new pants. The scenarios ...

Love as the cornerstone

I spent a number of recent days in the hospital. Not for myself, but to support someone whom I love dearly—my grandfather. Between all the beeps and bustle o...

Tense and relax

All of us transit life with varying degrees of stress—some on the short run and some seeming almost permanent. It’s impossible to avoid. Innumerable stressors f...