Steve Jobs and My Own Death

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” When I hear those words from Jerry Seinfeld, I almost always laugh. But then I wonder why I laugh, and realize that the reason Jerry’s joke gets a chuckle is because it is completely ridiculous. He sheds light on the faulty methods of studies that yield results so entirely opposite of most of our experiences.

Almost all of us are afraid of dying.

Shockingly and tragically, Steve Jobs has passed away. Read more of this post

A Short Letter to an Atheist about Rob Bell and Christian Controversy

This post is a reply to Ronnie, an atheist writing on Jon Kuhrt’s blog about his experience with Rob Bell and the surrounding Christian controversy.

Ronnie,

Thanks for being so transparent with your journey. I, for one, think I need to apologize on behalf of Christians for the rancorous rhetoric and contentious conflict surrounding Bell and his latest book. Another book that gets at the heart of this conflict, I think, is Prodigal God, by Tim Keller. Read more of this post

How God Affects Your Portfolio (Part 1): Fear, Idolatry, and the Money Market Mantra

Dow Jones Industrial Average

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“Stocks plunged Thursday in their single worst day since the 2008 financial crisis,” reported CNN Money yesterday.  The article continues, “The Dow tumbled 512 points — its ninth deepest point drop ever — as fear about the global economy spooked investors.”

Now, I have been told by businessmen, financial advisors, and stock-market gurus to buy low and sell high. I am no expert, but it seems like the people who are selling after the plunge has begun, even after it has erased all of their gains for the year, are ignoring this advice.  The question I have then is, “Why do the experts often not follow their own advice? Read more of this post

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