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No Answers
There are no answers. Only stories.
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Silence
Today I was reflecting on various married couples I know (or have known) who don’t really talk to each other.
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Idealism
“Idealism can be talked, and even felt; it cannot be lived.”
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Hostage
Today I am writing about a very specific situation, but one that any missionary or Christian humanitarian worker could face. It has to do with being arrested or taken hostage while overseas.
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LOVE U
I would like to share one of my recent craft projects.
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There is no Justice, but there is Forgiveness
As a kind of oldest child in the story of the prodigal son, I tend to keep track of things. I have an instinct towards justice, where right is rewarded and wrong is punished.
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Observations of a Christian Leader
Maybe it’s too recent to be trying to draw conclusions from the Bill Hybels escapade from 2018. Even so, I always like to analyze and if possible, to learn.
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The Misconception of Baptism
For all the accusations leveled at the Roman Catholic Church, there is really only one error that is fundamentally at the core of all other problems. 
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A New Philosophy of Work
When it comes to work and action, there are two motivations which are fundamental. The first is to honor God and the second is to survive.
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In Conflict? Remember the 4Gs
Usually a conflict brings on trauma and frustration. In those times, it can be helpful to have some easy-to-remember tools.
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A Third Temple in Jerusalem
Many people are quite familiar with the notion of a third Jewish Temple.
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Cutting Rock with a Knife?
There is an incredible story I want to share today. I heard it from Graham Hancock and then later from Bob Cornuke.
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Obituary for the American Church
I rarely do this, but…
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Swapped?
A casual internet search of the phrase “replacement theology” will turn up many results; about half of which will denounce it and the rest be in support.
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Some Interesting Human Differences
Culture and personality variations. (chart included)
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Elephants and Mental Illness
I once briefly sat on an elephant.
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Poetry
Poetry is experience, documented.
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Anticipation
A poem about hope.
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The Judgement of God
Let me explain how I recently became convinced that sometimes widespread immorality is simply God’s judgement on display.
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Suffragium: To Vote or Not to Vote
For most of my adult Christian life, I never voted. I wasn’t even registered.
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What is Success?
I don’t relish in failure. Instead, I turn away from it, whenever I get the chance.
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The Chaser
The past chases, and we seem to have no option but to flee, or to be overtaken.
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Five Love Languages and the First Commandment
The God of the Bible is called love. And Christians have two main charges: love God and love people.  
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Cousins
I find that the cousins, Jesus and John, have some curious potential symbolism.
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One Pitfall of Love Languages
Love languages can bring a great deal of insight, joy and encouragement. But they can also cause disappointment.
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The Moon
The moon is a beautiful symbol of redeemed human beings.
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The Reality of Drought
During a drought, some things can still grow a little. 
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A Song
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Beauty
Does beauty lead to love?
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Every Knee will Bow
There are some verses of the Bible which sound very universal.
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A Rune
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Successfully Failing and the Humanness of God
1. Did God make man in his own image?
2. Or did man man God in his own image?
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U and I could be more than just vowels
Reflections on romance.
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An Encouragement: Of Droughts and Prophets
In times past, the prophets were present to basically direct the people back to God.
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A New Word
At times, it seems necessary to create a new word: INFPATHY
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Monk Never
This is not an article; but an image for further reflection…
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The Vow
Part 2 in the After the Influence Series.
I ran into an old friend, and he told me that he is now divorced.
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Snap
Part 1 in the After the Influence Series.
Snap!,” cried Patrick, as his castle of blocks collapsed.
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Leaving 
I like to run away. It is my preferred, although imperfect, style of dealing with the world.
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The Core of Christianity 
If we could reduce the entire Bible down to one single verse, it would be this:
You must be born again. (John 3:3)  
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A Provocation 
This is not an article; but a simple, profound quote for pondering…
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Simplist Christianity 
I read the other day that there are about 43,000 Christian denominations in the world today. Do we really need another one? 
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Art and Revelation 
I was just reading through a helpful article on the four main schools of prophetic interpretation.
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 Jesus 2.0 
(aka The Second Coming…and Preterism mentioned)
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Don’t You Forget about Me 
Reflections on the Last Supper. Part 2 in the Renouncing Rome Series. (Part 1 is the book, Trinity: In His Own Words.) 
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Observations and Dogs
I am an observer, so I shall tell you what I see.
I see my hands, forming these words. They are connected to a body, that which I call myself. When I look in the mirror, I see a face. My hair, my eyes, my mouth. It’s alive. Continue reading…


Open Our Eyes
A poem to remind us to look and see.
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Baruch’s Bad Day
Have you ever had a bad day at work? Ever gone home and complained to family or friends about what happened? Let me relate a story of another person who also had a bad day at work: Baruch. Continue reading…


A Letter to Glow, Inc.
When I first moved to Colorado Springs, over twenty years ago, someone I met said, “Have you seen the castle?”
I was a bit surprised since I had not, and had never heard of any particular castle in the city. Continue reading…


Thoughts for a New Doctor
Reflections for starting a healing path.
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To You Mountains 
A poem about nature.
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