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Are We Connecting?
One of the indicators, to my kids for sure, that I have come perilously close to obsolescence is the fact
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Building a Theology of Sleep
I've always found sleep to be a profound mystery—in so many ways. There are nights, like last night, that I
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Why I Am Convinced the Hope of the World Is the Church
There’s something about the atmosphere of Washington, DC that is different than most cities I have visited.  There is the
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Living With the Unwanted Guest of Doubt
It's fairly common to read about someone's journey from doubt to faith. It's less common to read a book about
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Brain Rules
Some years ago, Atlantic Monthly published an article entitled, “Is Google Making Us Stoopid?”  In it, Nicholas Carr made a
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Rescuing the Church From Goods and Services
It’s not often I come out of a dissertation defense with my head spinning and my heart breaking.  But this
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Starfish and Spiders
I feel a little bit late to the party on this one. Particularly in my Mideast travels, I have heard
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Lessons From Steve Jobs
Reading Isaacson’s Steve Jobs has been a pretty amazing experience. I JUST FINISHED LAST NIGHT, AND LIKE Gordon MacDonald, who
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Untimely Prophets
Preaching on the prophetic discourse in Matthew 24 this past weekend, I was reminded that prophetic preaching is not so
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Exercise Is Not Training
It’s been there, posted on a wall here and there.  I just never stopped to think about it until this
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Living with Aspergers
I live with a lot of things in my life—leading a church that struggles at times with deficits; joint pain
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The Dangerous Side of Success
An article out of the business section of this week’s Wall Street Journal, “Kodak Teeters on the Brink”, tells the
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