Tag Archives: Healing

Advent Meditations: Joy To The World?

I hate this place.   How is it possible to hate what you’re thankful for?   I haven’t worked out all the details yet.  Some questions are better after caffeine anyway, so I pour a cup of coffee so piping hot, … more »

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Advent Meditations: O Holy Night

If there were ever a season for the believer to recognize their worth and focus on the dignity of his or her fellow human being – now is the season! Advent is a season of waiting, preparation and expectation for … more »

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A Disposition to Dualism

A disposition to dualism. The image caught me, thinking through my work last week. From teaching here in Washington, to speaking in Birmingham and Chicago, those words captured what I saw and heard. But what is dualism? and why does … more »

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Missio on the Sabbath: Eternity Every Sunday

“It was not man who implanted in himself what is infinite and the love of what is immortal: those lofty instincts are not the offspring of his capricious will; their steadfast foundation is fixed in human nature, and they exist … more »

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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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Dancing Through Visions of Vocation

Judi Daniels began reading our offerings in the last year or so, and this past fall came to a retreat where I was speaking at the Laity Lodge in Texas. See this for more on that. With a friend, she … more »

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Sowing in Tears, Reaping in Joy

Psalm 126:5-6 “May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy! He that goes forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.” John Piper wrote about this … more »

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Tacit Touch: Massage as Vocation and Art

“… Some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him. After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the … more »

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Remembering Well

About a week and a half ago, on October 23 and 24, the Catalyst Live conference hosted by BMS World Mission took place in the U.K.  It was a fantastic line-up of speakers, including Richard Rohr, Walter Brueggemann, Miroslav Volf, … more »

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They Are That Way

As the sun rose over Tower Grove Park in St. Louis on Monday, August 11, the tragic death of Michael Brown two days before fully saturated our long segregated, long suspicious, long hurting city. And we were all running to … more »

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