Category Archives: Religion/Faith

Success

I’d just graduated from college and, being pragmatic, understood that becoming a Nobel Prize-winning author, legendary rock star, and Oscar-winning actor might take a few years, so I acquired a day job installing electronic security devices in retail stores. But … Continue reading

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Extraordinary

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Double Tragedy

When someone harms others publicly, we see two parties: perpetrators and prey. We loathe the monsters and mourn the victims. And yet, to God all crimes are family tragedies. For all, victims and monsters, are his children. His heart is broken twice.

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Perfect Love

Happy Father’s Day!

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You’re Peculiar!

I was wearing khakis and a polo shirt, and was about to do a poetry reading for a room full of clove cigarette-smoking hipsters, identically clad in tight black clothes. I stepped up to the microphone and mumbled, “I feel … Continue reading

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How Big is Your God?

“Traveling through space and not finding God does not mean that space is empty any more than traveling through my body and not finding me means that I am not here.” ~Dallas Willard

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Bored in Heaven?

Are there too many ‘Christians’ in the world, and not enough disciples?  In his book The Divine Conspiracy, renowned philosopher-theologian Dallas Willard puts it this way: “It might prove helpful to think occasionally of how, exactly, I would be glad … Continue reading

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