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What would happen if the man-in-need scenario from the parable of the Good Samaritan were recreated? How many would stop to help? John Darley and Daniel Batson, two Princeton University psychologists, conducted a study, in the early 1970’s. Princeton Theological … Continue reading
The making of New Year’s resolutions is nothing new. (a) The Babylonians were doing so 4,000 years ago. On their new year, which occurred in mid-March, loyalty to their king was affirmed, and promises were made to their gods (Sarah … Continue reading
Have you head of the “10,000 hour rule”? The theory is that to excel in a thing (e.g. sports, music, technology, business, etc.) 10,000 hours need to be invested in that thing (e.g. study, experimentation, practice). This theory was popularized … Continue reading
I recently finished watching Ken Burns’ series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The 14 hour series weaves the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt into a single narrative. He suggests that both Theodore and Franklin were driven by a … Continue reading
1. John 4:27 – “And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman…“ This was not how the disciples would have interacted with this woman. Jewish men did not typically speak with women … Continue reading
“To everything – turn, turn, turn; There is a season – turn, turn, turn; And a time to every purpose under heaven.” Such are the words of a popular song from 1965 by the Byrds. Yet, these words are sourced … Continue reading