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I, like a tomato plant

In addition to being a source of delicious veg and a fine substitute for the gym, gardens are a source of wisdom. Patience, persistence, forgiveness, reflection, discipline—all can be learned with soil in one’s hands. It was just after university, … more »

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The Babel-onians and the American Dream

In a strange way, reading about the Tower of Babel reminds me of the American Dream. Those builders in the land of Shinar had a twofold goal as they began their tower: they wanted to make a name for themselves … more »

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What’s Wrong with “Faith and…”?

“Faith and Work.”  Life in the marketplace as a Christian.  The term is part of a vast constellation of “Faith and’s.”  Faith and freedom, faith and work, faith and family, faith and reason…  And at one level, there’s nothing objectionable … more »

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Manipulable is Disposable

Genesis 1:26 gives a foundational characteristic of all people – we are made in the image of God: “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of … more »

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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Finding the framework isn’t as easy as it may sound.  Truth is, there are many frameworks out there, all beckoning that they will give meaning to the mundane, that they will make all the activities of life make sense.  We … more »

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Finding the Framework

Why do we do all these things we do? The framework, the structure – that’s what I see missing in most churches.  All the activity is there, but not the reason why.  There are Bible studies, sermons, prayer groups, meal chains, … more »

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A Gift from Jeff Taylor – A Worker’s Prayer

Some number of months ago, maybe even a year now, I was speaking at an event in which Buddy Green and Jeff Taylor were the guest musicians.  (Buddy wrote the incredible song “Mary Did You Know?” and Jeff has recorded … more »

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Living in Our Limits

Failed dreams. I have spent the last three years as a Christian campus worker, sitting at tables, drinking coffee, and consoling high-caliber students who believe they are watching their dreams and goals slip away before their eyes. I’m failing chemistry! … more »

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A Frantic Attempt at Control

Few people instill a greater sense of loathing than Dolores Umbridge. If you know Umbridge, you undoubtedly share in my revulsion at just the sight of her name. If you don’t know her, let me introduce you. Dolores Umbridge is … more »

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What’s Wrong with “Do What You Love”?

  We’ve said it for so long to graduating college seniors it’s become almost gospel. Do what you love. Do what you’re passionate about. Don’t settle for just a job. Follow your dreams. But is this wisdom or just hot … more »

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