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Going Deeper – Compassion for All (Psalm 116: 5-6; I Peter 3:8)

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 Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. In this passage we are reminded of … Continue reading

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“What is thinking? It is the activity of searching out what must be true, or cannot be true, in light of given facts or assumptions. It extends the information we have and enables us to see the larger picture, both clearly … Continue reading

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“. . . What are the spirits that bend and stunt each of us, that keep us from living fully upright and free? For some of us it might be past shame or grief, left untended until it lies in stagnant pools … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Counting the Cost of Non-Discipleship

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 Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. Jesus said, “Whoever does not … Continue reading

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“To offer hospitality to a stranger is to welcome something new, unfamiliar and unknown into our life-world. . . . Strangers have stories to tell which we  have never heard before, stories which can redirect our seeing and stimulate our … Continue reading

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Making the History We Want to Live in

The news this morning is particularly ugly — bombings, natural disasters, refugee crises, government corruption, nasty presidential primary politics, armed conflict in every corner. I am reminded of a post I wrote for this blog in 2013 which I am … Continue reading

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“One-quarter of Americans who attend church at least monthly now use a mobile device to “connect with faith or inspiration” during the service.  Half look up Scriptures or songs, and one-third take notes. But one-quarter of Americans also admit to … Continue reading

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“In reality, we don’t first find ourselves, then participate in relationships. Instead, we were made to know our true selves in relationships. Catholic philosopher Charles Taylor puts it this way:  “No one acquires the languages needed for self-definition on their … Continue reading

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