My Descent into Death: A Second Chance at Life – Howard Storm During a visit to Paris, Howard Storm, an avowed atheist, while waiting for emergency surgery, had a near-death experience. Outside his body, he was met by begins whom he describes as “the worst imaginable person stripped of every impulse of compassion… a mob […]
The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See – Richard Rohr Richard Rohr teaches on our need to reject binary thinking – dualism – and simply seek the dwell in the immediate presence of God. Dualism is not how we experience reality. He distinguishes the church’s teaching on contemplative prayer from the ego-centered […]
Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross – Richard John Neuhaus My first book of 2008 is a profound series of reflections on the cross guided by the seven last sayings of Christ. The commentary on these sayings is brilliant, but even more, the path Neuhaus takes […]
The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More – Chris Anderson Imagine a sales chart with a line that starts at the uppermost left corner and then curves slightly to the right until it drops rapidly and then peters out into a long tail that extends off the right-hand side […]
Leaders are rarely what we perceive them to be. The more we get to know them, the more we are disillusioned. Rarely, however, does one both experience disillusion and yet increase in one’s respect for an individual. This occurred to me as I read Frank Schaeffer’s memoir of growing up in the household of Francis and Edith Schaeffer.