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  • What God did on My Summer Vacation

    “You need to get to the hospital. Your dad fell.” Three weeks ago, those words altered my August, finishing off a summer that will go in the record books as my worst. It had already been the hardest summer of my adulthood. I’m working on a book I’ve dreamed of writing, but it’s the hardest …[ read more ]

  • The Stuff I’m Not Telling You

    You have to really listen to people. Not only what they say, but also what they don’t say. The whole story is told, not only in what is said, but also in what is held back. Take this blog, for example. Readers sometimes applaud my transparency. I do try to be that, but honestly, the …[ read more ]

  • Washing Feet in an Angry World

    Are you as tired as I am of all the talk? It’s as if the air is peppered with speech bubbles loaded with expletives, punctuation marks, angry statements, and words of complaint, argument, indignation, or offense. They pounce at us from the lunchroom at work to the car radio, from the television at night to …[ read more ]

  • Invasion of the Good Day Heresy (Coming to a Church Near You!)

    How can pursuing a good day possibly be evil? During a prospective employee assessment for a job policing aliens in the movie, Men in Black, Will Smith is handed a gun and presented with a simulation of a dangerous situation. It’s a dark city street. Late at night. The street swarms with vicious looking aliens …[ read more ]

  • The Underestimated Risk of Rudeness in Our Ranks

    I used to think there was one useless verse in the Bible. It comes in the middle of this well-loved passage: “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not …[ read more ]