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How We Talk About Sin

A while back, when I was the leader of a youth group at a former church, I received a late-night phone call from one of “our” kids.  827 more words


The Problem With Commitment

I hear it over and over again:

He didn’t show up to serve on his scheduled Sunday.

She signed up for the retreat, then cancelled at the last minute. 403 more words



My wife and I travel out to Illinois to see her family at least once per year. There is usually very little to see except flat farmland as we trudge through Kansas and Missouri. 608 more words


A Pastor Stumbles / Theology is Practical

Recently, a leader in the contemporary grace movement admitted to a serious moral failing and resigned his position as pastor.  I’ve written several posts related to this movement’s view of grace ( 502 more words


Mass & Church

Unfortunately, we hadn’t been to Church for just little over a month.  Just so busy.  Lots of things that took up our time and energy the past few weeks. 381 more words

Safe Doesn't Count - Odd Walking Thoughts

Look how safe we are. The key turns then the lights are on.  The belt is placed around us and the child is in the back seat. 117 more words

Odd Walking Thoughts

Living Into Community

How do I even begin to describe how my experience has been in Miami? How do I portray my emotions, God’s work, and the good people that live here in the neighborhood of West Grove?   951 more words