The Point
The Point

Sharing Prosperity

Capitalism was the Pilgrims’ first discovery. Having only a few hundred people, there was no economic powerhouse to delay a failing policy’s consequences. For them, surviving required prospering. But, embracing prosperity wasn’t their challenge.

As “Saints” among non-Bible-thumping “Strangers”, as they were both called, the Pilgrims had to learn work. God wouldn’t just make food spring up out of the ground, not since Eden. Perhaps they missed that lesson from Genesis.

Coming from Feudalism’s tyranny, economically speaking, the Pilgrims were children. Communism seemed good to them. But, the lesson of Capitalism is simple: We can share, but only after prospering.  · · · →

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The Point
The Point

Jesus’ Party

“Jesus is a Conservative,” so they say. Or, perhaps he’s a Liberal, all depending on whom you ask. But, no one would say Her Majesty the Queen is a Whig.

If the “Social Justice Warrior” trend is to say that Jesus doesn’t fit our worldview boxes, why doesn’t it occur to the SJWs that Jesus doesn’t fit into their ever-changing boxes either?

Jesus is neither a Conservative nor a Liberal. He precluded politics. Jesus is a monarch, the only one worthy.

Maybe the cause of social justice itself is an attempt to get justice without the truly worthy king’s help.  · · · →

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The Point
The Point

Foresight Breeds Love

Patience heals. Space and dead air breed working space. Understanding welcomes tenderness.

Foresight tops them all. Love and prayer empower foresight.

Foresight empowers love because we expend less energy on ourselves when we are not surprised by what we could have seen, but somehow didn’t.

Having seen yesterday what happened this morning empowers the foreseer to speak, inform, explain, unpack… Foresight is the tool to help others evaluate and interpret the times.  · · · →

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Podcast
The Podcast

The Trumpisms I Know

MAKING PODCASTING GREAT AGAIN…

February 4 prediction… What I would say that Trump would say:

You can, so you must.

You’re better than that, so it doesn’t matter if it was a good job compared to most people; this was a bad job coming from you.

Things can be better, so you must work to make them better.

Do your best, don’t be lazy.

You didn’t do what you wanted, so it’s your problem.

Don’t blame others, that won’t help you win next time.

Only teach what you have DONE.

Theory doesn’t matter if it doesn’t get the job done.

Focus on your job, be considerate of others, not the other way around.  · · · →

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The Letter
The Letter

Lost in the Phony

I have a friend who’s had a rough life. And, he hasn’t been alive that long. Trouble with marriage, he blames it on drinking… I really can’t be his judge because, frankly, I haven’t had that rough of a life.

I grew up in the Church. My grandmother led Sunday School and taught Bible lessons. I knew who Jesus was and which way to walk with my heart since before I could walk with my legs. What do I know about people who have difficulties?

My friend grew up quite differently. His parents were divorced. Though he had money, his sister gave the kids baths and did the laundry. He didn’t get involved in the Church until well after 12 years old. At that point, he had a lot of pressure.

See, Sunday Morning Segregation Hour is about applying an appealing veneer. People like me, who grew up understanding certain things, get showcased as the “roll model”, with little to no instruction on what actually makes for a good, glad life.  · · · →

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The Point
The Point

The Exhausted Choice

Exhausting one’s case is, unfortunately, something only lawyers understand. That’s one reason so many of them are good at pushing the limits.

Not every idea, not every argument, not every method of persuasion needs to be made. Once we get a clear enough picture to remove doubt that is “reasonable”, it’s time to end arguments and begin deliberation. Losers try to keep argument going as long as they can because they are unhappy if everyone doesn’t agree with them.

Proof, evidence, and especially self-evidence, don’t need long explanations. Once things are seen for what they are, it’s time to choose.  · · · →

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