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The Road Between Death and Life – Photo Meditation

A young familiar face greeted me when I opened up Facebook this morning. He will never be an old friend. Cameron did not live long enough. (more…)

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An Uneasy Agent of the State – Epilogue, The Loss of the Prophetic

A friend recently wondered, "Is it possible to be a religious conservative and a social liberal?" The comments varied. Some considered it a hypocritical position. Others described it as, "honest." (more…)

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An Uneasy Agent of the State: Part 3, Pastor as Prophet (Continued)

Where would we be had we taken seriously the reality that marriage as practiced is indeed a civil union? The purview of the State would be clearer and the role of the Christian community would be evident. (more…)

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Jesus and World Hunger – A Different Perspective

My friend Guy made the jump. He had dabbled with a Vegan diet before. Now, he is all in. Then, he issued a challenge, "Awaiting responses from my friends who are Jesus people, technically speaking." (more…)

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An Uneasy Agent of the State: Part 3 – Pastor as Prophet

“You can’t be Christian and support torture,” writes Brian Zhand. And, you can’t pastor if unwilling to be prophetic. Despite the continued effort to make chaplains of pastors, there comes a time when one must wake from slumber. (more…)

Category Archives: Theology

The Congo – No Liberty and Trouble for All

The Congo – No Liberty and Trouble for All

Occasionally an event exposes the failure of the Left/Right divide. When this occurs it brings the hope and possibility of destabilizing the balance required to direct our attention to human issues rather than idealogical ones.Read More

Could You Be the Next Rick Geller?

Could You Be the Next Rick Geller?

Stop! Don’t Google Rick Geller just yet. Instead think about the various people you have encountered and ask yourself, “Could I risk my gut feeling on someone making different decisions than they have in the past?” “Is it possible that in this case the past performance is not an indicator of future predictability?”Read More

Caron Butler Wins

Caron Butler Wins

The NBA and the rest of us were taken by storm when the tape recording of Donald Sterling‘s comments were leaked. In the words of Los Angeles Clippers’ coach Doc Rivers, who was interviewed on ESPN and aired late last night, “We had heard the stories. Now we had proof.”Read More

(Mis)Identification – You Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker!

(Mis)Identification – You Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker!

Listen carefully and you learn to distinguish the differing bird songs that fill the air in our backyard. Reading is occasionally interrupted by the distinct pecking sound that comes when the beak of a woodpecker raps a limb. Yesterday we were enjoying the late afternoon sun and heard just such an interruption.Read More

No One Is Immune – Marty Duren On the Unthinkable

No One Is Immune – Marty Duren On the Unthinkable

Stigmas often paralyze. Leaders must avoid fostering shame when decisions fail to measure up to expectations. The consequent environment created by making disgrace a feature of leadership may mean there is nowhere for the leader himself to turn.Read More

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