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The Hard Work of Forgiveness

My new film Over-the-Rhine, which has its world premiere in Orlando next month, is about forgiveness. So the subject is very much on my mind. How do you forgive the unforgiveable? To begin with, you have to remember that, while … Continue reading

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My 40th Spiritual Birthday

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I walked into a church for the first time in my life on Easter morning 40 years ago. I’d never before heard the words “He is risen” or the traditional response “He is risen indeed!”…

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God’s Fools?

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”  ~Jim Elliot Not long after Jim Elliot wrote those words, he, Nate Saint, and three missionary friends were speared to death by natives known to … Continue reading

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Dear Human

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Whether or not, fellow soul, I should choose to choose you, I vow to always see you whole and never ever use you.

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The Wishing Map 57

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Thirteen: Domestic Blitz (Continued) Previously: Zack and Gina attempted unsuccessfully to send the mysterious Objects back to Ismara. Now what?…

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Forgiveness + Love = Freedom

Even the Romans feared them. For centuries they avoided the Irish Celts, whom Julius Caesar had called “more savage than any other race.” When the newly Christianized Roman monks finally arrived in the 5th century, they looked down on the … Continue reading

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Heaven?

Many say: Those who do this And steer clear of that Clearly have God Tucked under their hat And those who’ve insured Themselves against fire By naming the cross And defaming desire Know that their names Must appear on His … Continue reading

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