Culture

November 10 2014

Recluttering My Life

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I couldn’t tell you the last CD I bought for sure. I think it was Jonathan Coulton’s Artificial Heart, because when I preordered it, I could get the MP3 sooner. When I got my first …

Church

November 06 2014

The Unproductive Church

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I am a pastor, which means I am often in the company of weary, disillusioned people. On any given Sunday, fatigue, loneliness and a restless disappointment are easy to spot if we care to pause …

Family

November 06 2014

In Which I Delve

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Deep. Deep calls to Deep. It's my word for this coming year. It was planted by my Maker one day while I was going about my day, doing what needs to be done. It settled on me. Deep. "Lord, what …

because being on the same side is overrated

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keep me close by your side sharing secrets and sorrows and marshmallow tea laughing till we pee trade me stories like candy on Halloween eve memorizing what beauty catches your breath and which aches remind you of home never seeking our doubles (on this we …

Culture

November 05 2014

Mythologizing the Bible

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I grew up in the church during the age of flannel boards, when every story in the Bible had its corresponding flannel props that could be stuck to the board while the story was told. …

Culture

November 04 2014

Refusing to Be Broken

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Her soft, wrinkled hand grasps mine. “You’re such a nice young man.” I feel the heat rise in my face and know that my ears must be crimson. My teammate stands next to me and …

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