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From My Reading

“There was  a genius about the American Founding and the emergence of American democratic politics.  That genius lay in no small part in the recognition that the Republic was as susceptible to human passions and frustrations as human beings themselves. … Continue reading

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Continual Renewal – The Renovare Way to Discipleship (Part 2)

This post is part 2 in a series based on the Renovare organizations covenant and “best practices.  See part 1 at https://livingasapprentices.com/2018/08/29/continual-renewal-the-renovare-way-to-discipleship-part-1/ The Renovare way to discipleship involves a  life-time of training in spiritual disciplines which arise from the six streams … Continue reading

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“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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Re: Separating parents from children at the border:  “Dealing compassionately with strangers seems to be a minimal requirement for just leadership in the model set forth by God, a theme that carries into the New Testament, where Christ’s followers are taught … Continue reading

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Living in Harmony – with Creation

The world is spinning – seemingly out of control.  Divergence not diversity is the theme. Lies trump truth. Pain and hurt, shame and guilt abound. Vile comments, pictures, and behaviors sear our souls. Violence and human misery cause our hearts to … Continue reading

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“In the spiritual life you get an invitation, not an itinerary. Jesus is inviting us into journey with no end, yet dotted with infinite destinations of joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. A journey that leads to … Continue reading

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“. . . the one sin I have come to fear more than any other is certainty.  Certainty is the great enemy of unity.  Certainty is the deadly enemy of tolerance.  Even Christ was not certain at the end. ‘Eli, … Continue reading

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“John, in his wisdom, points out in inspired words, ‘If our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things'(I John 3:20.) This is a gentle but salutary rebuke to our assumption that we know better … Continue reading

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