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“Tipa, Tipa” – Little by Little/Step by Step. A Life Philosophy.

“Tipa, Tipa” – Little by Little/Step by Step. A Life Philosophy.

“Tipa, Tipa.” That is what they say in Haiti. It is Creole for “Little by Little.” Or, “Step by Step.” It means that with large tasks in front of us, we should be persistent and keep going and take things one step at a time. I love that saying. In my many trips to Haiti… Continue Reading

Growing Modernization Resulting in Religious Decline Proved Spectacularly Wrong?

I was doing some research a while back and I ran across this perspective by Bill Bishop in The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart. Social scientists have been predicting for the past three centuries that religion would soon run its course and disappear. Sociologist Rodney Stark found he… Continue Reading

The Counterfeit of Privilege/Noblisse Oblige, Evangelicals, and Reality of Sacrificial Love

We have been discussing the concept of Noblisse Oblige recently at our church. I cover this idea in chapter 4 of my book, When Heaven and Earth Collide. Noblisse Oblige means, “nobility obliges.” It is the idea that was very prevalent in the Old South that noble people act benevolently toward their inferiors because that… Continue Reading