Culture

July 22 2014

These Days!

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Pause. Place head in hands. Cue the anguish. Look up wistfully. Chicken Little's famously overdone exertions and under-heard exhortations have nothing on a particular day I experienced a while back. The world was sitting there, as …

Family

July 22 2014

The Smoking Baby

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My mom had a bizarre, painful accident that required surgery, so I drove 250 miles over the Colorado mountains to help her avoid a rocky recovery. She is famous for dropping everything to help in …

Defending the Powerful Is Not Our Mission

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It doesn’t take long to name recent well-known powerful people and their businesses for whom Christians have taken up. The owners of Chick-fil-A. Dave Ramsey. Sarah Palin. That one dude on Duck Dynasty. We call …

Culture

July 17 2014

Incarnated Poetry

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My senior year of high school I took an AP English class. It was the only AP class offered, and despite my disdain for English classes, my desire to take fewer classes in college drove …

Gettin’ on the Mat

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Matthew’s gospel has him showing up by the lakeside. Mark and Luke talk about an overcrowded house and the removal of roof tiles to get the guy into the same airspace as the Rabbi. And …

Go Ahead and Get Happy

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I am a realist, also known as a pessimist. My worst-case scenarios dress themselves as facts of reality so I listen to them. But by the grace of God, I married an optimist. I fell …

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