October, 2015

Squeezing Bad News from the Good News

Squeezing Bad News from the Good News

Last spring I attended a wedding and heard an impressive pastor preach a stirring sermon on a powerful passage called The Kenosis (or The Emptying). It’s my favorite passage on humility: Though he was in the form of God, he did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form,...

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Let’s Rethink the Way We Think

Let’s Rethink the Way We Think

Circumstances, commitments, and surprises (the unpleasant kind) overwhelmed me the past six weeks. I had too much to do and too little time to do it. Forces from competing goals pulled me in opposite directions.   Two weeks ago I arrived home from a retreat in Colorado, physically and emotionally drained. But I woke up the next morning in an adrenalin-induced frenzy, desperate to prepare...

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When God hits the reset button

When God hits the reset button

We’ve all had the experience with our smart-phone, tablet or computer when it didn’t act like it was supposed to.  It stopped doing something it was designed to do or it started doing something that didn’t make sense. The remedy is usually to simply shut down and restart your device – to perform a RESET.  By doing this we force all the programs that are actively or passively...

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