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Steve and Molly McCoy Offer Their Take On Marriage After 20 Years

Some people are addicted to the way marriage, or significant other, makes them feel. When those feelings change most often the scrutiny begins with an examination of the partner. Which, ironically, is a me-first move. How? When I look at my spouse for the reason things have changed I … Continue reading

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I Thought Most Pastors Were Short Timers

That is what they told me. They were the denominational representatives at a Placement Breakfast for seminary graduates in 1988. “Every week in Oklahoma there are a dozen staff members who leave and another twelve that begin at a new place,” the fellow I came to know remarked. Twenty-four … Continue reading

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The Lights Are Flickering – What’s A Church to Do?

Power went out at our house Friday night. We were not alone. Thousands lost power. Some are still waiting on electric companies to turn the lights back on.

Friday afternoon we suffered another loss. The power went out. There is no more waiting for her. The power that raised … Continue reading

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Hospitable to the Hostile – Jesus Harbored in Derrida?

I hope to come back and comment on this. My morning read had me mashing some things up.

Demonstrating his own openness to continual revision, Derrida coined a new sign – hospitality – by synthesizing the words “hospitality” and “hostility.” Noting that both come from the same root word,

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A Text Message, A Tweet, and a Prayer

Several families we know lost their homes in Moore. Others received damage and will need to plan repairs. We await word to go in and help.

A number of friends from out of state contacted us to see if we were affected by the tornado. We were not in … Continue reading

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