This is not what you think. For many years I have had what I call “THE TALK” with all new pastoral staff hires. I have started to have a variation of “the talk” with couples in marriage counseling. “The Talk” has four major components, now. It once had only three. That was a mistake. Here’s … More The Talk
Newest Schoenleber Family Update
[Dateline: October 15, 1950] I’m reading a military history book. It was a national bestseller when Penguin Random House published it in 2018. Hampton Sides, the author, tells the epic story of “Chosin Reservoir—the Greatest Battle of the Korean War”. ON DESPERATE GROUND is a compelling read. This morning, I was in chapter 7 which … More A Warning to Pastors and Others Who Lead
Our culture is experiencing its “Wiley Coyote” moment. Are we prepared! Here’s the Link.
C.S. Lewis on the character of hell. “We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passion of envy, self-importance, and resentment.” The Screwtape Letters(New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., 1980), vii-viii. So if that … More Today’s Question: Are we living in hell?
Can a book published 40 years ago speak with relevance to our situation in a post-Christian COVID-obsessed world riddled with violence and injustice? It depends, but it is likely that if the book is part of the Multnomah Press, “CRITICAL CONCERN” series, that the answer is yes. Yesterday, I was in a conversation with a … More Have Your Relational Capacities been Crippled by the Obsessions of Our Evening News?