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Is a postmodern society workable?

If you’re one who studies or works in the humanities, you might occasionally stumble across the term postmodernism. It was one of those words I couldn’t quite grasp until higher education forced my hand. Now I see the challenges of… Read more

Two young girls in white sleeveless shirts running on the beach toward the photographer.

Life After Birth?

In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what… Read more

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The Mystical Experience

On TV the other evening I saw interviews with two people who’d had out-of-body experiences. They were both mature adults. One was a neurosurgeon who had, through the course of his work, heard numerous stories of people who had “died”… Read more

Colourful block-long graffiti from the 2009 Brooklyn, New York, Art Under the Bridge Festival

The Gift of the Truculent Teenager

As an educator of teachers and counsellors, I never had to wait long to hear the next sentence that contains an expletive alongside the word “teenager.” Having raised three of my own, I’m not unrealistic about the challenges that they… Read more

Asian woman sounding a white vuvuzela on a blurred crowd background

Leadership and You

For the most part it’s a sad and sorry world in terms of leadership. We look around, whether at work, in our religious and cultural institutions, or in the political sphere, and it seems no one can inspire the masses… Read more