What’s the problem with the problem of evil?
We know countless more “bits” of information, both important and trivial, than our ancestors. . . . [But] inundated by perspectives, by lateral vistas of information that stretch endlessly in every direction, we no longer accept the possibility of assembling a complete picture. Instead of carrying on the ancient project of philosophy—attempting to discover the “truth” of things—we direct our energies to managing information.
In recent years some consultants and counselors have encouraged people to stop thinking “work-life balance” and start thinking “work-life integration.” While some say this is semantics, others believe the language represents a fundamental shift in thinking with “work-life balance” as a view of your life as having disparate parts (work and life) and “integration” as viewing your life a singular whole. It has been a helpful distinction for me. Here is why…
The “valley of the shadow of death” does not sound like a great place to live. For some people, their whole life strategy can be summed up as, “Stay out of the valley.” But that won’t work, because it’s inevitable that at some point you’re going to go through it. Your goal should be to say instead, “I can live there for a while, if I must, because God is with me, and he is stronger than anything in this valley.”
Jeffrey P Greenman:
Therefore, the Christian liberal arts are for the sake of love—learning to grow into the most comprehensive love of God and to be equipped for the most comprehensive love of our neighbors. Accordingly, the entire breadth of academic learning in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences opens up as the Christian’s context for learning to cultivate a Christian mind, thinking Christianly about God, his world, and his creatures so that we might honor, serve, and glorify God in word and deed.