Category Archives: For Pastors and Teachers

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Outrageous! (Unless, you know, it’s true)

I don’t know who created the above meme, but I love its irreverent reverence. In fact I even LOL’d when I read it (something I rarely do in polite circles). I mean, I’ve been called a liar from time to … Continue reading

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Carrying Treasures into the Light

My Featured Blogger this week is journalist turned teacher Nancy E. Head. I held off featuring her for some time because she doesn’t use Reblog buttons. But I couldn’t wait any longer, because she’s simply one of my favorite online … Continue reading

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Willpower vs. Wordpower

Willpower! It’s the key to rebooting our lives, to making all of our bad habits go away and all of our dreams come true. Right? And for people of faith, it’s the key to stopping “that behavior I’m ashamed of” … Continue reading

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Dishonest Prayers

Back when I was an atheist, I thought this progressively self-centered mock-prayer by Piet Hein* (below) summed up the essence of faith, that prayer was, in fact, nothing more than a method of brownnosing God in order get what we … Continue reading

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Almost Got Him…

Just a hare more. Is there anything more useless than when children “help”? And yet they do help us. True, we help them to become adults, but more importantly, they help us to become children again. Which is what it … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

The Game Creating music for the films I write and direct has become my principal way of pursuing my “other love.” I embedded Healing River, the song used in the opening of my feature film Over-the-Rhine, in my first Music … Continue reading

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Catching a Whiff of the Eternal

What if the sense of smell did not exist? After all, no one can hear, touch, or see the aroma of new ground coffee beans, or the misty balm of jasmine blooms. Without the sense of smell we would never … Continue reading

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