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The Empire. Photo by Luke Stackpoole on Unsplash

Missing the Point

The stories we tell each other

I was spending an evening listening to men who were telling stories about how they spent the Christmas holidays.

The End of the Conversation

Toward the end of the evening, we drifted toward the existential angst of our current cultural context while relating it to the past.

  • The decline of the church in North America
  • The end of the Biblical narrative
  • The black church is doing fine
  • Bonhoeffer had noticed the political divide between conservative and liberal Christians. He found authentic Christianity in the black churches.

Reliving the same stories

History repeats itself so each generation has an opportunity to learn the same lessons. That is the story of human experience.

Postcards from Babylon

The Just Life

  • Deconstruction
  • Reconstruction
  • Disorder
  • Reorder

Regrets of the Dying

  1. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
  2. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  3. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  4. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

The Story of Empire

It is the same old story of the struggle for power and the realization that life is really about enjoying the simple things. Otherwise, you risk missing the point.

Written by

Designer, writer, educator, social architect, founder, Builders Collective, Leading with Design. https://stephenbau.com

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