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Jesus Is Not a Caulking Gun+

It had been a great Christmas, according to my daughter. But something, she said, was missing. I smiled across the...

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Unwrapping the Gift of Peace+

During an extended family gathering a few days after Christmas, I asked a relative in her early 20s the predictable...

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New Day’s Resolution+

Today is a sad day … the day the Christmas lights come down. If it were up to me, I’d...

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Highlights of 2013+

I’ve snowshoed acquaintances into a snowy wood and returned to our English cottage as new friends. I’ve stood before audiences...

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Advent for Ignoramuses+

I could have called this “Advent for Dummies,” but I’m not writing for dummies, and I might be hassled for...

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8 Ways to Be More Human This Season+

And so it begins … the mad rush of Christmas shopping. The rounds of gatherings with family and friends and...

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Now I Know How David Felt+

  Four years ago, I missed a phone call. I was at Panera, picking up a bagel for breakfast, and...

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God in the Mystery+

If it weren’t for the mystery of our faith, and my feeling God’s presence in the mystery, I’m not sure...

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The Solution to the Problem of Pain+

I walked into my college Philosophy 101 class and read a question on the chalkboard. If God is all-powerful, all-good,...

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My Prayer Companion, C.S. Lewis+

A book reviewer once speculated that C.S. Lewis’ appeal perhaps was due to “the fact that he had himself found the way...

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