Monthly Archives: April 2018

When Burdens Finally Yield

Detectives in mystery novels carry quite a burden. They not only have to solve a mystery but must also overcome sometimes violent resistance and hope no one, including them, gets killed before the mystery is solved. It takes resolve, courage, … Continue reading

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Embracing Disillusionment – because I guarantee I’ll disappoint you

This question appeared on Twitter last week: Who’s the one man you would bet your life on not having a horrible secret that will make you wish you’d never admired him? (Dan Kois.) All I can tell you is I … Continue reading

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The Husband Who Never Lets His Wife Do Anything – a parable in dialogue

“My wife’s away at one of those women’s conferences this weekend.” “Do they have good speakers lined up?” “You got me. I just figured it’s nice for the ladies to have some time away together. That way they can talk … Continue reading

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Avoiding My Own Toxicity

Sometimes I write in response to what someone else wrote. It could be a book, blog post, tweet, etc. My response might be supportive, reflective, or critical of the ideas expressed. Occasionally – particularly when criticizing an idea – a … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Subordination of Men in the Creation Account of Women

God said something that sounds odd, at least at first glance. There he is creating all creation and announcing that everything is good, and then he looks at the human he has made and says there’s something about the situation … Continue reading

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Serving and Eating and Rhythm of Life – a lesson from Jesus’ last night

Jesus spent a lot of time answering the question “What is the kingdom of God like?” It’s like a farmer who sows seeds. knowing some will die off for many reasons but some will grow strong. (Mark 4:1-20.) It is … Continue reading

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