Monthly Archives: August 2018

“Continual Renewal” – The Renovare Way to Discipleship (Part 1)

You would think I would remember the exact year during which my spiritual life totally changed!  But I only know that sometime in the late 80’s or early 90’s, I read Celebration of Disciplines (which celebrates its 40th birthday this … Continue reading

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“Nosey Neighbors”

You may have read my post entitled “Instead“published on August 8 or a guest  “Learning from ‘Strangers’ Among Us.” on August 15 which responds to “Instead” by sharing a story about learning from refugees and immigrants.   On August 22,  I … Continue reading

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Bags Full of Hope

You may have read my post entitled “Instead“published on August 8 or a guest post “Learning from ‘Strangers’ Among Us.” on August 15 which responds to “Instead” by sharing a story about learning from refugees and immigrants. Today I’d like to share … Continue reading

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Becoming Open

I checked the stats just now; this blog now hosts 770 posts. The following post was first published on Nov. 20, 2012. Its encouragement to be open to people who are different from us badly needed in 2018. In the book … Continue reading

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Lessons from the “Strangers” among Us

You may have read my post entitled “Instead”published on August 8.  My “kindred spirit” Barbara Sibley who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, responded to that post by com- menting that “hanging out” with members of an immigrant community near her … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God: “Training Up” Disciples (Proverbs 22: 6)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson 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. In this passage … Continue reading

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Instead

“Instead is a word of exchange.”  (Eugene Peterson) I’ve been musing about this statement for weeks. This is what I have concluded. The word “instead” is a word of change, of choice, of substitution, of purging. It is also a word … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“There is nothing wrong with churches wanting to be culturally relevant.  But are gimmicks going to bring young people back to church?  Is that what people really hunger for?  I think the younger generation sees through what is slick and … Continue reading

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