Frustrated? Permission granted to do nothing

3. rest.

On this particular occasion we simply acknowledged the imperfection of the moment, and then moved forward with our day. Sometimes that’s the best answer. What would you have done?
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Do your actions discount your leadership?

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    Day after day, week after week, I was pedal to the floor.   It was twenty-five years ago, during my second year of college, when I worked as a resident assistant in the men’s dormitory at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon.   In addition to being an R.A., I carried 19 credit hours [Read More...]

Is Emotion Essential to Worship?

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If we judge worshippers by the amount of emotion they manifest, we’ve set up a situation where women will win and men will lose. [Read more...]

Christian Exceptionalism and Men

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No doctrine makes us more noxious to non-believers than the belief that Christians are the only ones going to heaven. [Read more...]

On Forrest Gump, the Band of Brothers, the Christmas Story, and a Cancer Patient Named Andy

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Remember the Christmas story? The one Linus told Charlie Brown. The story doesn’t end with a baby being born in a stable because there was no room for him in the inn … [Read more...]

A Post-Thanksgiving Meditation

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The story haunts me. A rich young man runs up to Jesus and breathlessly asks, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus doesn’t whip out a parchment with the ancient Aramaic version of “The Four Spiritual Laws.” Nor does he give the man a detailed theological presentation of the Gospel. Instead, [Read More...]

Happy Turkey Day — Not!

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Is it just me, or are we seeing less and less “thanks” on Thanksgiving? It seems that with every passing year the fourth  Thursday in November has less to do with thankfulness and more to do with consumerism. That trend is most dramatically illustrated in the morphing of the holiday name from “Thanksgiving” into “Turkey [Read More...]

Are You a Pilgrim?

What comes to mind when you hear the word pilgrim? In America most of us probably form a mental picture of the people who celebrated the first Thanksgiving, dressed in their austere black clothing, complete with funny hats. For some, the word might bring to mind John Bunyan’s allegory, Pilgrim’s Progress. Others may think about [Read More...]


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