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Plumb Lines and Samaritans – Thoughts from the Edge

We spend a great deal of time talking about what we don’t know about. In the next room someone needs us but we are playing with words – about what we don’t know much about. Those Avett Brothers have been on my mind all week, especially their song, … Continue reading

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The Church As Benevolent Slave Girl

Unwinding from our worship gathering at Snow Hill I am still thinking about the young Israelite slave girl in 2 Kings 5. I am thinking of her yet as a “type” for the modern church in the West and in particular the AmericaWest. We often jump right past her … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice – Thoughts from the Edge

Politics and religion don’t mix – unless you live in the United States on the 4th of July. And really, we may ought to view religion as a form of politic. After all people who claim to follow Jesus, the Christ make collective decisions. The question under consideration is … Continue reading

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Vision, Freedom, Character – Thoughts from the Edge

Patty and I happened into an antique shop while on vacation. There is a stretch of Hollister, MO that offers a quaint “old town” feel. I snapped this picture at Patty’s recognition that it would be a good one. She knows I really enjoy “reflections” in photos, mostly … Continue reading

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Sheer Silence – Thoughts from the Edge

Paul Littleton joins this week’s episode of Thoughts from the Edge.

The Church in America has lost its voice. No, not every church. But, many churches and collectively we seem to like hearing ourselves rail against others or bemoan that no one listens any more. In those instances where … Continue reading

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