This week we’re considering Luke 6:31: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” It can be tempting to over-simply this idea. That’s what we do when we say it’s “just about being nice.” Well, being nice is good—but it steers us away from thinking more deeply and intentionally about how to … Continue reading Guessing at people’s motives
This week we’re going to spend some time with Jesus’ words in Luke 6:31: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” We’ve all heard it before. In fact, we’ve heard it a lot. It even has broad-based appeal among those who don’t believe in God. Here’s the risk with this verse. … Continue reading Other people’s opinions
There’s a story about two brothers. They farmed together, split the work, and split the profits. Each had their own granary. One of the brothers had a family—he was married with some children. The other brother was single. One day the brother who was single and lived by himself thought: ‘If is not fair that … Continue reading Doing unto others—together
Christian Keysers has an article about “mirror neurons” in a book called What’s Next? Dispatches From the Future of Science. He’s a super-smart guy with a Ph.D. in neuroscience. In it he highlights findings about how our brains operate. Do you ever feel happy when you see someone else laugh? Or hurt when someone’s in … Continue reading What you expose yourself to
We live in the information age. And there are some positive things about that. But there are some negative things too. Linda Stone, a former senior executive with Apple, coined the phrase “continuous partial attention.” She writes that we’re “much more motivated by not wanting to miss anything… we want to be part of this … Continue reading Continuous partial attention
Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31 (NIV) Today's Thought We live in the information age. Facebook has 700,000,000 users. In case you’re not a math whiz… that’s a lot! Information is being produced at an incredible rate. It’s also being consumed at an incredible rate. One … Continue reading Is there an “except-when-online” clause?