Analysis of the situation of Shopping Malls that have closed in the USA in a video report from Wired. It’s interesting to hear the balance of over-supply, changes in shopping habits, and changes in people’s social gathering habits are all thought to contribute to the change. No one thing has contributed to the decline, and …

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With the seasonal observations of the euphoria that is experienced by winning football teams and their supporters, Stephen McAlpine reflects on how a joy that seems so complete will fade so quickly (pre-season training will probably commence well before Christmas) contrasts with a joy that is more complete and which will never diminish. I’m a …

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I came across the following observation arising out the biblical motif of the book of Judges: “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Israel was not beset by lawlessness. People were not paying no attention to laws. They did not see themselves as lawbreakers. Israel was beset by anarchy. They were doing what …

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Marilynne Robinson, author of Gilead writes about the influence that the Bible has had on Western literature. The Bible asks questions, raises issues, and proposes truths about ultimate destinies that culture has engaged with in various ways. To be unaware of that link is to only hear half a conversation. “The Bible is the model …

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Sam Kim writes about the social media fueled anxiety that seems to be eating away at younger generations. Courtesy of Ed Stetzer’s blog: In a culture based on shame and superficiality, the elephant in the room, which is the pressure to be amazing, is always staring directly at us. If we truly want to win …

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