Monthly Archives: July 2015

Going Deeper with God – Colossians 1: 15-20

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina.  This message in Colossians … Continue reading

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Failure as a Catalyst

“Most life-strategy courses focus on how to avoid failure, or at least how to recast it so it can be called success. That makes sense—who among us doesn’t prefer to move only from success to more success? But Jesus seems to … Continue reading

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Writing and Vulnerability

I was reminded by someone recently that writing makes us vulnerable. It’s one thing to ruminate in your head, quite another to share those words anonymously, and even more threatening to put your name on the page – so that … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Luke 9:57-62

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. Luke’s gospel reminds us … Continue reading

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Seeking a Soft Heart

OMID SAFI is a columnist for On Being.  He also is Director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Center and the current Chair for Islamic Mysticism Group at the American Academy of Religion. He writes . . . “Every heart has … Continue reading

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Who am I when my Body Fails Me – Guest Blog by Leslie Herbig

This is the last post in a series on the question “Who am I when my body fails me?” Ten inspiring and very personal stories are part of this series. Thanks to all the guest bloggers who have shared their … Continue reading

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