PEACE: Longed For But Elusive; Freely Given but Not Owned

Jesus said in John 14:27: “Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” What about the conflicts, fears and complaints that are so common in homes, workplaces and in society…

I Have to See it to Believe it

To Christians undergoing a trial and looking forward to an answer the statement above is bad theology. It is counterproductive to a solution. The Psalmist David wrote in Psalms 26:13: “I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the substance of…

How Happy is Your Brain?

Several studies on the temporoparietal junction of the brain (TPJ for short) provide a biological basis for altruistic (unselfish) behavior. One study found a strong connection between the volume (size) of a person’s TPJ and their willingness to engage in selfless acts. The larger the TPJ the more likely the person is to do nice…

Would Jesus Hire You for a Management Job?

Douglas McGregor published a book in 1960, now a classic, titled The Human Side of Enterprise. In it he identified two different beliefs we all have about human behavior to some degree: X – The belief that people dislike work and must be forced to perform Y – The belief that people enjoy learning and…