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Writing As a Ministry

Blog, Thoughts // June 1, 2010

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Writing As a Ministry

I would love to say that I write books and this blog purely as a ministry. I would love to say that because I desire for this to be my heart’s deepest desire. What I can honestly say is that I write in order to…

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To Will or Not to Will

Blog, Thoughts // May 28, 2010

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To Will or Not to Will

I love books. Books allow us to enter the hearts and minds of others with different experiences in different times and think our own thoughts through theirs. Sometimes we find words that we’ve felt but could not describe; other times we’re faced with thoughts we’ve never thought before.

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As Prejudice Gives Way

Blog, Thoughts // May 24, 2010

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As Prejudice Gives Way

I recently watched this video from a generation past about prejudice. Teacher Jane Elliot used a simple experiment with the students in her classroom to teach them about the nature and consequence of bias, and the results of her experiment were shocking in one sense and not surprising in another. You will watch this video and be stunned by the speed with which the prejudice of the human heart is revealed.

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The Practice of Prayer in the Throne Room of God

Blog, Theology // May 10, 2010

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The Practice of Prayer in the Throne Room of God

Have you ever practiced something for 24 years before realizing you’re still not very good at it? If it were golf, I would have sold the clubs in a garage sale for $15 years ago. If it were guitar, I would have long since burned my Takamine in a men’s retreat campfire. Yet I’ve been practicing prayer for more than two decades, and I’m amazed at how little I still know of this discipline.

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Board Games Make Me Sin

Blog, Stories // May 3, 2010

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Board Games Make Me Sin

Christian, married couples play games; I think that’s part of being married. I think these games must be social lubricant for a bunch of couples that don’t go out and party anymore. But you wouldn’t believe what came out of my heart when the games began. Or you just might.

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Something For Nothing

Blog, Theology // April 26, 2010

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Something For Nothing

What shall I do to inherit eternal life? This is the kind of question that is a primary question. We have many questions in life, but only a few are primary. This is one of those questions.

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What Advice Would You Give To New Parents?

Blog, Questions // April 19, 2010

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What Advice Would You Give To New Parents?

I am a father, but I have yet to meet my child. I almost wrote “I am going to be a father,” because that is how I tend to think about my wife’s pregnancy. My wife, Anna, is 12 weeks along, and we’ve just announced this great news to our friends and family. You are part of that extended network, so I wanted you to know as well and to ask for your help.

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7 Reasons To Love Tax Week

Blog, Thoughts // April 12, 2010

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7 Reasons To Love Tax Week

If “all things were created for Jesus…that in everything he might be preeminent,” then surely thins must include our money, and the IRS, and Tax Week, which means that even this week exists to make Jesus look glorious.

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