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Affluent Christian Investor | August 17, 2017

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August 16, 2017 |

The Babylonian Option

In a post-Christian nation, Rod Dreher believes The Benedictine Option is the best way forward. I like much of what he says but The Babylonian Option might be better.

Dreher is known for 2011 book, “Crunchy Cons,” about how conservatives like him—“Birkenstocked Burkeans”—and “hip … Read More

August 15, 2017 |

Google Fires Man for Questioning Diversity Agenda, is Less Diverse Than Average Tech Company

With the recent leak of the “Google Manifesto” and the maelstrom of media backlash that followed, it seems that concerns around diversity in the technology industry have finally reached a boiling point.

Today’s infographic from Information is Beautiful breaks down the … Read More

August 15, 2017 |

Former Google Engineer, “System Designed to Keep Us Hooked”

Tristan Harris is calling for a design renaissance in the tech industry. He described it in his April TED Talk. What if, in his next TED Talk, Harris credited an age-old faith tradition for helping bring about this renaissance?

Harris … Read More

August 15, 2017 |

Missile Defense is the Solution to the Korean Crisis

Thirty-four years after Ronald Reagan announced the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) to protect the United States and its allies against missile attack, the US still does not have reliable countermeasures to the kind of threat that North Korea might pose some … Read More

August 15, 2017 |

The Father’s Ordinary Discipline

What do you think of when you hear of a father disciplining his child?

… Perhaps using a paddle or wood spoon with a few swats to the backside?

That’s surely a form of discipline.

But more ordinary, everyday discipline … Read More

August 15, 2017 |

Forget Your Corporate Hierarchy: How to Spot Good Ideas and New Talent From the Bottom Up

I’m not really sure why I signed up for . It’s been a while and I continue to get requests to connect. Some people I know. Many I don’t. But we have mutual connections. Once in a while I … Read More

August 14, 2017 |

There are Many Good Things About the South, This Wickedness is Not Among Them

I have some friends who love Dr. Michael Hill, the founder of the League of the South, one of the organizers of Saturday’s “rally”. Hill is a former history professor, and sucked a lot of otherwise sensible people into his … Read More

August 14, 2017 |

North Korean Threat Finally Recognized; Here are Steps for EMP Protection We Should Be Taking

We began discussing the risks of an EMP several years ago. It is well documented that an ElectroMagnetic Pulse weapon could take down our electric grid whether stand alone or in combination with cyber attacks. To make that happen, you … Read More

August 14, 2017 |

Was Jesus’ Life Too Busy?

“Slow down busy man take a look around you…When it’s all said and done, what’s it going to come to?” -Steven Curtis Chapman

Harvard Business School professor Thomas ong addresses the busyness trap that afflicts many of us in his … Read More

August 14, 2017 |

Islam’s Problem with Democracy

Iraq and America have won Mosul from ISIS (with significant help from Shia Iran). Mosul is Iraq’s 2nd largest, predominantly Sunni, city. Yet, the news, pictures and videos of the victory are heart breaking. It will cost $1 billion to … Read More

August 14, 2017 |

5 Ways to Like Your Job More

Are you satisfied in your job?

Many people lack contentment at their place of work. Other than major problems, it’s possible they’re focusing on what the job does not offer rather than the good it gives.

I’ve got 5 tips from Joseph Rhea … Read More

August 14, 2017 |

Fight Evil, But Don’t Forget It’s a Wonderful World

Music can be incredibly therapeutic, not only when you listen to it, but even more so when you make it. Singing in the shower can be a great release, but actually preparing songs and performing for an audience adds … Read More

August 11, 2017 |

Can Google Get Away With It?

For any readers who don’t know about this case already, “it” refers to Google’s decision to fire an engineer because he posted a ten-page internal memo that took issue with some of the firm’s policies, especially its “diversity” stance.

(The … Read More

August 11, 2017 |

Libya: a Failed State

Studying the Arab Spring would require one to look at Libya and U.S. efforts immediately after the popular uprising. The American’s didn’t want Gaddafi but they also didn’t seek any measure to sustain Libyan presence into U.S. orbit either.  Today, Putin has … Read More

August 11, 2017 |

Data Review Questions Global Warming

Some political beliefs are based more on blind faith than facts. When this occurs, it is difficult to dissuade their adherents that they have been misled.

There is increasing evidence that the theory of man-made climate warming is wrong, … Read More

August 11, 2017 |

Hazards of Leadership – Addicted to Applause

As a leader, I must make a decision to be the mascot or the coach. The mascot gets cheers and laughter while being protected by anonymity. The coach makes difficult decisions, stands with dignity and has no privacy … Read More

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