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Advice from Stephen King…and Others
The writer Hemingway once said of writing, “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter
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Essentialism
Writing a leadership book this summer has cut into my blogging. My creativity is pretty well spent by the time
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Summer Defrag
It’s a sign of my spiritual sickness that I rarely take a full Sabbath until I come to the Pend
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What I Learned From Four Countries in Four Weeks
I knew it would be an ambitious undertaking, but I and eleven others decided to discover what God is doing
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God’s Hidden Heroes
In this part of the world, there are pockets of beauty—beaches on the aqua blue Mediterranean, mountain overlooks that refresh
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THE OTHER HOLY LAND
Daria wakes up every morning to a predictable routine. She is wheeled in to a room with some forty others,
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How Could God?
Up here in the wilderness, one can be alone with one’s thoughts, one’s faith and doubts—as well as probe the
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The Hope for Tomorrow
11:00 am this Saturday, another group of future ministry leaders will join in a seminary processional to be inspired, cheered
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Is Real Change Possible?
I regularly see my psychologist. I come to his office and pour out my complaints, discuss my neuroses and my
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Here’s to Standing Tall
In Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, his first rule is: “Stand Up Straight with Your Shoulders Back.” If you
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Here’s To Substantive Sermons
Monday mornings I sometimes compare notes with others who have survived the terrors of a Sunday pulpit to live another
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The First Rule of the First Rule of Life
Someone once warned, “Be careful what you read. This is what you will write.” Since I am writing a lot,
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