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Listening to the Menfolk+

The words flowed with ease between my dad and his uncle. They sat on folding chairs on either side of...

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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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There is No One-Person Show+

The other morning — while racing from the bank to the grocery to a morning meeting — I caught the...

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Silencing the prophets+

My Christmas Day lectionary reading brought me to Isaiah 62 and its bold opening: “For Zion’s sake I will not...

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Confessions of a compliant voter+

It felt like a case of stage fright. Usually, quick with words to express my thoughts in writing, I got...

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Color outside the lines+

“There will come a time when you believe that everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” — Louis L’Amour...

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U2, the Psalms, and the Troubles+

The past couple of weeks I have been in Northern Ireland. My wife, a close friend, and I all went...

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Did I Do My Best?+

On a recent overnight trip to Mackinaw City, Michigan, I bought a thick book about Great Lakes shipwrecks and eagerly...

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The Root of Spiritual Abuse+

by John Immel, guest blogger Christian leadership “spiritual abuse” is a vogue discussion because people go to Church and find...

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