Tag Archives: Creation

Relational Healing

A physician mentor once told me, “Healing is not simply transactional; it is highly relational.” In December of 2009, my father revealed the unexpected news that my mom had cancer, Acute Myeloid Leukemia. I was terrified. My mother, the All-American … more »

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Dostoyevsky in Djibouti

“The more I love humanity in general the less I love man in particular. In my dreams, I often make plans for the service of humanity, and perhaps I might actually face crucifixion if it were suddenly necessary. Yet I … more »

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Everything is Broken

Work may have been made good, even pleasurable, but the simple fact is that it is not for most people today.  One of my friends likes to ask the proverbial 64 Million Dollar Question: “If I gave you 64 million dollars today, … more »

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With Jimmy and Louise in Stuarts Draft

When I was a child I was lucky enough to have two sets of incredible grandparents who lived less than two hours away. My mother’s parents, Jimmy and Louise, lived in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in … more »

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“Let’s Start at the Very Beginning, a Very Good Place to Start”

“Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start…” Julie Andrews sang Rodgers and Hammerstein’s famous line in The Sound of Music.  And that’s good advice.  Genesis 1 and 2 bear a disproportionate influence on our understanding … more »

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What Is Missio?

Steve Garber, the founder and principal of The Washington Institute, is wont to say that “Vocation is integral, not incidental, to the Missio Dei.”  These are profound words, because almost none of us seem to actually believe that.  We pray … more »

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Where Hope and History Meet

“I want to tell you a story….” and most of the time, young or old, we’re drawn in, hoping for a good story. Stories and story, narratives and metanarratives. In the modern-become-postmodernizing world— the world of whatever —the best we … more »

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Missio Advent: The Virgin Conception – The Inauguration of a New Creation

During Advent, Missio is concurrently running two series.  On Mondays and Wednesdays Cameron Barham, lead pastor of Christ Community Church in Kennesaw, GA provides Advent devotions from the Gospel of Matthew.  On Fridays, Drew Masterson of The Washington Institute provides … more »

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The Ethics of Buying Squash

We are privileged in terms of being fed – as Americans, we spend a smaller percentage of our incomes on food than citizens of any other developed country. We are blessed with a government that funds research into improving food … more »

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Will there be Starbucks in Heaven?

“Will there be Starbucks in heaven?” he asked. “What in the world?” I wondered, playing the mental chess match of an interview. “Yes, Dr. Q, there will be Starbucks in heaven,” I blurted. “Why is that?” he quickly responded. “Shoot! Now … more »

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