Wow Day

February 13th, 2017

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Valentine’s Day ought to remind us of why the gospel is Wow. Valentine’s Day is Wow Day. If you’re wondering why, read on.

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Turning a Blind Eye?

February 7th, 2017

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The Super Bowl is this Sunday. My wife Kathy and I will be travelling so we’ll miss much of the game. No loss, however. I think viewers will likely miss more.

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Primed

February 6th, 2017

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We are all primed. Primers help paint adhere better to a surface. We are primed by various cultures that few recognize. The result is we adhere to all sorts of bad ideas.

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Lopsided Christianity

January 23rd, 2017

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It’s difficult to predict the trajectory of a pitched baseball. Nearly impossible if the ball is lopsided. Richard Rohr says Western Christianity is lopsided. What’s the trajectory?

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Leaders Eat Last

January 16th, 2017

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Simon Sinek is widely recognized for his TED talk, “Start With Why.” He also wrote “Leaders Eat Last.” It’s good, but not clear on why leaders eat last. Scripture is.

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Way Downstream

January 9th, 2017

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According to Pew Research Center, 91 percent of the members of the new session of Congress, the 115th, identified as Christian. This reminds us politics is way downstream.

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Inexplicable

January 2nd, 2017

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Great leaders and organizations start with why. Great stories don’t, however.

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It’s that time of year. We make New Year’s resolutions. Churches might make a few as well, looking fifteen years out, where the headlights get dim.

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Be a Neighbor

December 19th, 2016

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Neighbor—then neighborhood. This was one of the tenets of the Clapham Sect. It ought to be for generous givers as well. It makes generous giving a whole lot simpler.

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The Ideal Bride

December 12th, 2016

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“I can’t wait to have sex with him!” That’s what a soon-to-be-bride blurted out to me a few years ago. Good for her. She’s the ideal bride Jesus is looking for.

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All You Need is Love

December 5th, 2016

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John Lennon said he wrote songs like “All You Need is Love” because he was a revolutionary, a radical. “My art is dedicated to change.” Changing how we view generosity works the same way. We have to become radical.

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It’s Too Late Baby

November 28th, 2016

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Almost December. Time to receive all sorts of Year-End fundraising letters. In most cases, however, Carole King is right. It’s too late baby.

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To a Long-Loved Love

November 21st, 2016

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The pilgrims understood life is a long journey. It’s true for my wife Kathy and I.  We’ve been married thirty-five years. Our journey has yielded a long-loved love.

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The detective said, “Just give me the facts.” Yet the facts are not enough. The facts are only meaningful within a frame.

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Few Christians have a close friend who is a religious “none.” Few Nones have a close friend who is a Christian. Nones and Christians are ships passing in the night.

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