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Dare to Be True
No Holds Barred
Advent Devotional Guide: Preparing for the Coming of Christ
Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament
Ash Wednesday: What Is Ash Wednesday? How Do We Observe It? Why Should We?
Christmas According to Dickens
Christopher Hitchens: My Response to
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Christopher Hitchens: Our Three-Hour Debate
Do Demons Exist?
God at Work: A Review of the Book by David Miller
God's Guidance for Christians in Conflict
Handel's Messiah: An Unexpected Easter Masterpiece
How Does God Guide Us?
How Lent Can Make a Difference in Your Relationship with God
Illegal Immigration: Seeking a Christian Perspective
Introduction to Eastertide: The Season of Easter
Introduction to the Christian Year
Liturgical Year Chart
Photos of Jerusalem
Praying in the Name of Jesus
Privacy and God
Redeemer Presbyterian Church: Why Is It Thriving?
Seeking the Peace of Christ: Christianity and Peacemaking
Thanksgiving: Not Just a Day, But a Season
The Birth of Jesus: Hype or History?
The Colors of the Christian Year - Part of Series: Introduction to the Christian Year
The End of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)?
The End of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? Revisited
The Mission of God and the Missional Church
The Piazza del Popolo in Rome and Its Augustan Obelisk
The Seven Last Words of Christ: Reflections for Holy Week
The Stations of the Cross: A Devotional Guide for Lent and Holy Week
Unmasking the Jesus Seminar
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Was Jesus Married? A Careful Look at the Real Evidence
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Discovering Your True Business
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The 18 Minute Plan
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Embracing People's Souls in Business
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Why Business Matters to God
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I just finished a fascinating article on "Business in the Way of...
The Real Business of Christmas, according to Charles...
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The Miraculous Christmas Smile
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Beyond Sexual Harassment: Dignity and the Influence of...
I believe that if we foster communities in which all people are...
Beyond Sexual Harassment: Dignity
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How Work Can Make a Difference in Your...
God is so good to give us our daily work as opportunities...
Where is God When I Hate My Job?
Have you ever hated your job? Even if you have a great...
Is It Possible to Experience God’s Peace When...
For me,” [Lawrence] said, “the time of work does not differ from...
Experiencing the Presence of God in Your Work
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Can Your Work Make a Difference in Your...
Can your work make a difference in your faith? Could what you...
Should You Take a Nap at Work?
Though I think napping at work is a fine idea, I recognize...
Why I Love Advent
Why did Advent matter so much to me? Why had I come...
How I Learned About Advent
Advent doesn’t get much attention compared to Christmas, though interest in Advent...
Advent Basics: When? What? Colors?
I believe that Advent can enrich both your celebration of Christmas and...
Sexual Harassment - Why It's Wrong and a...
Everyone (rightly) assumes sexual harassment is wrong. But why is it wrong?...
How to Ruin Your Holiday Celebrations
Do you want to ruin your holiday celebrations? If you do, I...
Is Gratitude a Leadership Weapon?
I recently stumbled upon an article with a striking title: “Your Most...
Can Gratitude Improve Your Leadership?
I have experienced how much being thankful can make a difference in...
It's the Second Day of Lent. Why Does...
Growing up as an evangelical Christian, I experienced Lent as little more...
Ash Wednesday: Practice and Meaning
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The Future of Not Working?
The title of a recent article in the New York Times caught...
Lent Begins This Week on Ash Wednesday
The Christian season of Lent begins this week on Ash Wednesday. Throughout...
Two Excellent Articles in the New York Times...
Kudos to the New York Times for publishing two excellent articles on...
How to Build the Perfect Team
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Harvard Crimson Upholds Value of Religious Diversity at...
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What is Success, Really?
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Nick Saban Canoes the Mountains and His Team...
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Why Do We Love a Good Fire in...
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Leaders Need a Great Heart
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Advent Devotion: Waiting for the Shepherd
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a...
God of Peaches
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The Curious Meaning of "God"
This post is from Life for Leaders, a new daily devotional I am writing...
First Impressions of God
This post is part of Life for Leaders, a new daily devotional I...
Insights for Leaders: Gratitude that Defines Reality
"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last...
Servant Leadership on Maundy Thursday
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To borrow and butcher a line from Poltergeist II, “I’m ba-a-ck.” After...
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Does Place Really Matter? If So, Why?
In my last blog post, I asked the question "Does place really...
Does Place Really Matter?
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I can hear the chorus of David Bowie’s 1971 song ringing in...
The First Sunday of Advent: Waiting for the...
Waiting for the Shepherd He will feed his flock like a shepherd....
Advent Begins Tomorrow. Today Is The Last Day...
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Beauty, Art, and My Five-Year-Old Daughter
At The Curator, Heather Walker Peterson writes about looking about art and thinking...
The Advent of Advent
Advent is coming. And, given that the word "advent" is derived from...
A Real and Imminent Threat
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Enjoying Your Thanksgiving Dinner Twice
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The Poetry of Loss and Redemption
A lovely post at Relief by my friend Jill Reid about the poetry...
Thank You For This Crummy Job
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Be Sure to Thank People Too!
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Life Imitates Hunger Games
I don't know if you caught it in the news, but it...
A Brief History of Thanksgiving
For several years, it has been my history to put up a...
Don't Overlook the Heart of Thanksgiving
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Can You Vandalize Vandalism? Imagine Lennon's Wall
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Well, there's a first time for everything. In my many years as...
An Ode to Copies
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How Technology is Enriching My Season of Thanksgiving
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Absolutely, "Interstellar" Is a (r)eligious Movie
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Sharing Faith Online?
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How recaps changed the way we think about...
Buried deep within this fascinating post about how TV episode recaps changed...
A Subtle Grace
My friend Callie wrote a marvelous essay on writing (or not writing),...
Re-Reading the Same Story
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Your Labor is a Work of Art
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Hack Your Cooking
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Saying Goodbye for Good
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Beauty is Embarassing
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Labor in the Dark
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Toward a Definition of "Religious Movies"
Last week, I got the itch to write about how we talk...
What If Age is Nothing But a Mind-Set?
The New York Times reports on an old study about age, and...
Lila and the Religious Novelist
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The Problem with Positive Thinking
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How We Form Our Routines
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Holy Routines: Teatime Sanity
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What to Eat for Lunch
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Watching Well: Developing the Intellectual Virtue of Curiosity
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In the New York Times this past weekend was the touching story of...
Living the Good Life: Rowan Williams on Marilynne...
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Your Work Is Not as Important as You...
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At Art House America, a beautiful reflection on ordinary mornings from Allison...
Is Your Ambition Holding You Back?
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Who doesn't love, and miss, Mr. Rogers? At The Curator, Vesper Stamper writes...
The Habit of Dinner
At The High Calling, Kimberlee Conway Ireton wrote about the habit of dinner-making...
The Tiresome Gift
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Elevating Dinner for One
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Lazy Cultural Engagement
Last week I wrote a little something for Christianity Today about "lazy cultural...
Just Slap Something On It
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Over at The High Calling, James K.A. Smith explores what it might mean...
Living My Family's Legacy
At Good Letters, Caroline Langston writes about what we inherit from our fathers...
Repairing the World
A lovely, deep essay from Steve Garber over at Art House America on...
Christian Book about the Holocaust Banned from Charter...
Last week, a news story made the rounds about a charter school...
A Tale of Two Political Dramas
Last week at Christianity Today, I wrote about political dramas (with special attention...
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