Enter the Gray Rhino

For the past two weeks, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has been referring to a term that few have heard before. It’s a ‘Gray Rhino’. (or Grey Rhino, for you Brits) That term refers to risks that everyone sees, but doing nothing to resolve.

Unfortunately, that’s the age that we are living in. There are ‘Gray Rhinos’ trampling the world. They are everywhere, and it’s appalling that we are doing precisely nothing to stop their destruction of our civilization. These risks are obvious, but we are too corrupt to do anything about them.

It’s an utterly maddening phenomenon.

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We Chose Optimism Over Honesty

Without an honest look at what is real, there can never be a hope for the future. Never. Yes, there might be moments of accidental prosperity. From time-to-time, you might experience something above average, but you can never hold off reality.

In fact, one of the reasons why I continue to commit all of my life to Christ, is that the Bible is the clearest reflection of reality that we have. Yet, we prefer the momentary pleasures of fantasy, instead the gritty truth residing within those pages bound together and sent around the world.

We are facing the most horrific moment in a thousand years precisely because we chose optimism over honesty.

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Big Changes

Change is a constant. The only variable seems to be how much change, and what direction. And, most people don’t factor in how things change, when attempting to predict the future.

This seems like a strange statement, but looking at the past and the predictions that many made in the past… it’s clear that very few, if any, have been able to predict the conditions in which we now live. Even our view of the past changes, based upon our view of the present.

Oh, and the changes that we currently experience, are about to accelerate.

Quickly.

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Faith and Obedience in Desperate Times

Desperate times are at our doorstep. For some, they are already here. The question on our minds is…

…What do we do when danger threatens us, our family and our neighbors?

Well, I can tell you that nothing tests your faith and obedience like a desperate situation. You might THINK that you know how  you will react, but you won’t KNOW until it happens.

Will you keep your faith and obey God, when everything falls apart?

If you don’t know the answer to that, now is the time to make sure.

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3/11 – A Warning Ignored

Sunday was the seven year anniversary of 3/11.

Three eleven. That’s what we – in East Asia – call the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11th, 2011. The rest of you think of it as the time when the Fukushima nuclear reactors melted down and blew up.

However, it’s more than a disaster. It’s also an allegory of the future – an allegory that we need to pay attention to. Those who do not internalize this warning about the future, will be lucky to survive when that future arrives.

Why do I say this?

Most who died in the 3/11 Tsunami, did so because they ignored the warning – or didn’t hear it.

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