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The Mark of a Great Disciple

“The mark of a great ship handler is never getting in a situation that requires great ship handling skills” (Retired Admiral James Stavridis in his new book Sea Power). I heard this gem during an interview with Admiral Stavridis  on NPR’s … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Hearts on Fire! (Luke 24: 13 – 32)

In Eat this Book, Eugene Peterson teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and put it to use in practical ways. Our Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This passage tells the story of two disciples … Continue reading

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Falling in Love with Jesus

This blog contains more than 550 posts. The post below first appeared in April, 2013.  I am sharing it again because it transformation is the first concern of apprentices of Jesus and of their churches. Last night I discovered a book … 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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Apprentices of Jesus are Free!

I began writing this blog for people in my congregation who had gone through the Apprentice of Jesus program under my leadership.  Other readers, of course, have joined along the way. I always attempt to shine the light on the … Continue reading

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Sous Chef

WRITING AS AN ACT OF FAITH If you love the Food Network and fine writing, you are in for a great treat!  Michael Gibney, a sous chef (a restaurant’s second in command) since the age of 22 and an executive … Continue reading

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Discipleship: God’s Recyling Program

Some 40 people gathered together Friday and Saturday at our church for an orientation retreat for the Apprentice Program which begins in September.  Our leadership team worked very hard to make this an unforgettable experience.  It exceeded our expectations. As I … Continue reading

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Learning to Be Human

“You came from God and you will return to God. Your deepest DNA is clearly divine. What else did we mean when we said “God created all things? . . .  . You are already spiritual beings, and the only … Continue reading

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