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Traversing Boundaries, Story, and the Way of Jesus

Sometimes the story is within the story. For instance, the Miracle at the Wedding in Cana often becomes the locus for a debate about alcohol, at least in my tribe, or the elusive Jesus, a reference to Jesus’ self-disclosure as, “not yet my time.” If not those then it … Continue reading

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Prayers for Guatemala – Friday Photo

Soon we will make plans for our March trip to Guatemala to work with local pastors. Upon hearing of the recent earthquake I have been thinking of those young men who will serve the needs of those in their areas affected. Even if the quake were miles away, there … Continue reading

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Valleys Are Under Rated – Friday Photo

Valleys in the Scriptures often conjure images of distance and death. Who, in very conservative churches, did not grow up with constant references to the Valley of Megiddo? Armageddon was, and for many still, a constant specter.

I am always interested in the response when I ask fearful people … Continue reading

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Will Someone Please Remind the Church It is Quirky or, There Are No Families That Have It All Together

The rest of the blogosphere is parsing Doug Wilson’s words, Rachel Held Evans’ reactions, and Jared Wilson’s apology. Some Southern Baptists, my tribe, are doubling down on their infallible interpretations that others should quickly get if they just read the print on the page. Meanwhile, what my friend Micheal … Continue reading

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Friday Photo – Looking for a Shot

You never know where or how you will find the right spot to capture that one photograph. Maybe it is like golf. For most mid to high handicappers we may hit more poor shots than good ones. But, when we strike the ball just right and the result is … Continue reading

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