Category: Time


Killing Time


In English we have only one word for time.  The ancient Greeks had two because they understood time in two ways.  First, there is chronos, or ordinary time, in which one thing happens after another.  The other is kairos.  We've mostly lost a sense of this kind of time, to our detriment.   Chronological time refers...

Man was not made for Time, but time for man?


Understanding Worldview (2) What can you spend, save and waste? I asked my students this question and the answer is about 50/50--money and time. You'd expect people to say money, because that's the right answer.  In what way is time anything like money?   They are not alike at all, but we...

Understanding Worldview


Two books changed everything for me. In the late 80s I read A Transforming Vision by Brian Walsh and Richard Middleton and Leslie Newbigin's Foolishness to the Greeks. These books opened up to me the idea that my thinking wasn't free; I looked at the world through glasses tinted by...