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A Wakeup Call for the Church
Two days ago, I was in the airport terminal of Izmir, Turkey, reflecting with a friend. I have known Sandy
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For God’s Sake–Lead!
Watching the current news, I find myself practically screaming, “For God’s sake, someone please lead! Would you focus on governing
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Know When It’s Time
American filmmaker Woody Allen once lamented, “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it
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For Those Thinking About Writing
Getting published is hard work. Painfully hard work. In his The Art of War for Writers, James Scott Bell provides
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Slowing Down to Catch Up With God
Up here on the Pend Oreille River, I am slowing down to catch up with God. It happens every time
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The Tension We Face
Every week, I get the pleasure of dialoguing with future leaders of the church, a.k.a. seminary students. I am confident
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Serving Time in the Pew
Last night in class, one of my students asked me how many sermons I have preached over the course of
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This Is A Bunch Of Sh*t!
I thought a provocative title might help. Stein, in his book on writing, notes that titles and first sentences and
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Some New Light On Depression
It’s gray outside. It’s been a l-o-n-g gray February, one of the colder ones in years. There has been the
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How Do You Ask God?
Nearly every morning, I am in the lap pool, doing my thirty minutes of swimming.  It’s become my morning ritual—up
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Are People Aware of What You Have to Offer?
Every year I watch the Super Bowl, I keep my eyes out for the latest Doritos ad. The executives at
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The Necessary Work of Reading Well
Wait. Before you go too far with this, you might want to assess how you want to read this. Superficially?
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