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The Self-Esteem Dream

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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here Sociologist Jean Twenge recalls the moment about 20 years ago when her nephew received a trophy. At two feet tall, it was pretty spectacular.  Three words were prominently displayed: Excellence in Participation.  In her book Generations, Twenge charts the post-World War II birth of an American cultural revolution – the notion that children will… Read more »

Choose to Be Brave

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Throughout Lent, we’re exploring the parables of Jesus – the two dozen or so stories that were his chief means of describing the reality of God’s rule on earth.  Life may be thought of as a series of big decisions and little decisions. The big ones seem to predominate: Where will you live, and what line of work will you… Read more »