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How Beer Can Change the World (For the Better!)

How Beer Can Change the World (For the Better!)

In Stephen Manfield's wonderful book The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World, Manfield describes the work of the Guinness family as a company built not just on a conviction of quality beer but a company built on a conviction of social responsibility, Christian faith in action, and cultural change. If you're like me, you likely didn't know much about Guinness beyond the fact that it was a dark, stoutly beer that is almost synonymous with modern Ireland itself. I knew of Os Guinness, a Christian theologian and social critic popular for books like The...

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Why I've Had Writer's Block Lately

Why I've Had Writer's Block Lately

I've been facing writer's block for the past two years. That's a long time for someone who is an external processor and who has regularly prided himself on being a consistent and thought provoking writer. It's not that I haven't tried. I have a catalog of several dozen articles over the past couple years that I have started to write, ultimately to give up somewhere in the process. Perhaps this is something all writers face at some point. I recently learned that Victor Hugo, author of the infamous Les Miserables regularly encountered writer's block. His solution probably would meet some...

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5 Great Coffee Mugs for Father's Day Gifts

5 Great Coffee Mugs for Father's Day Gifts

Below is Drinklings list of 10 GREAT Father's Day Mugs! Use the code FATHERSDAY for 15% off too!!Don't see something here that you like? Check out our entire collection here! And consider lumping your gift in with a bag of freshly roasted coffee! Coffee and a mug make excellent Father's Day gifts!! World's Okayest Dad: Because the Best Dad is the Dad Who is Proud to Be the Okayest Dad God Made Beards: This may not be the mug for that clean shaven, three piece suit wearing dad, but for that dad that likes to grow a little gruff or the...

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C.S. Lewis On Reading Old Books

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C.S. Lewis On Reading Old Books

From The God in the Dock "...I have found as a tutor in English Literature that if the average student wants to find out something about Platonism, the very last thing he thinks of doing is to take a translation of Plato off the library shelf and read the Symposium. He would rather read some dreary modern book ten times as long, all about "isms" and influences and only once in twelve pages telling him what Plato actually said. The error is rather an amiable one, for it springs from humility. The student is half afraid to meet one of the...

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Why Theology Matters (and Doesn't Matter) to Social Justice

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Why Theology Matters (and Doesn't Matter) to Social Justice

..."our confession of faith leads to a deeper reflection on our language. How the church identifies global and social problems shapes its response. Not only is theological language important because it is the most accurate language to use, but it points the church in the right direction for response." - Elizabeth Geberhart, The Cross and Gendercide (IVP: 2014)   What does theology matter if it fails to inform the ways we respond to various social and global pains? What does theology matter if it fails to compel us to step outside of our institutions and into the bars and streets of our local...

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