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“Continual Renewal” – The Renovare Way to Discipleship (Part 5)

This series of posts focuses on the Common Disciplines that are the underpinnings of the Renovare organization’s understanding of discipleship.  These disciplines are based on the six streams of  Christianity described in Richard Fosters book Streams of Living Water, Celebrating … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Knowing and naming brokenness is essential in the journey toward wholeness. We will not be well by denying the wrongs that we carry within us as nations and religions and communities. Nor will we be well by downplaying them or … Continue reading

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Lamps, Lifeboats and Ladders

How can I be a life-giving presence in a world that is so desperate for love and compassion? How can I even begin to serve the broken people whom I hear and read about? Dallas Willard, spiritual leader and author … Continue reading

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Speaking of Lies – Again

This post was first published on October 12, 2016.  The only comments I received at that time were from people who wanted to remind me that all politicians lie. Now, two years later, most of us realize that Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Rich in Every Way; (2 Cor. 9: 8, 10-11)

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. These verses remind … Continue reading

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Give it Away!

A few days ago, I played the raucous, high-spirited, Spirit-filled song Give it Away by the Gaither Vocal Band during the last session of a class on The Twelve Steps.  “If you want more happy than your heart will hold … Continue reading

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Living with the Spirit: Thomas Kelly and the Death of Eugene Peterson

A few days ago (Oct. 20, 2018) I published a post about  attempting to live on two levels of thought at the same time:  the practical experiencing of life as it happens  around us and a second level of  attention … Continue reading

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Continual Renewal – The Renovare Way to Discipleship (Part 4)

This post is part 4 in a series based on the Renovare organization’s covenant and “best practices” – which are six Common Disciplines drawn from the six Traditions of Christianity explored in Richard Foster’s book, Streams of Living Water. (Find earlier … Continue reading

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