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Not a Typical Love Affair

“Do you read Camus?” I love film, but it is hard to find films that I want to watch. Even with almost boundless choices, Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Prime and more— including the local theaters —I can look and look, and … more »

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The Ordering of Our Loves

Ordo Caritatis. Some words and ideas are worth holding onto, especially ones that take us to deeper places of the heart, that ask us harder questions of the heart— and even more, ones that offer the hope that all is … more »

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Loving Your Neighbor 101

After years of barbarianism and violence in the Promised Land, we finally see a glimpse of hope in the Book of Ruth. If the world had more people like Ruth and Boaz, it might be a better place today.  Ruth … more »

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I am Able. But, Am I Willing?

Over the last few months I have been faced with a question that continues to occupy my mind and my prayers. Why is it that Christians are not just bad to others but bad to each other? I don’t believe that … more »

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Culture is Upstream from Politics: 50 Responses

When I was a boy, my grandfather and I spent summers buying cattle throughout Colorado. Mostly of course, he was the buyer, but there were moments when, with a certain twinkle in his eye, he would let me be the … more »

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Missio on Gen. 11 : How Does It Exalt Me? Is It Safe and Secure?: The Haunting Questions Born of Babel

What was the expected result of life post-Fall without redemption yet accomplished and applied? The strange story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11:1-9 answers this question according to Old Testament scholar W. J. Dumbrell who writes, “Of the … more »

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Missio on Gen. 11: The Babel Barrier

Spending time with my in-laws can be a bit confusing.  Don’t get me wrong; we enjoy each other.  But, you see, they speak a different language from me. I don’t mean the different languages of rural and urban, or East … more »

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Pilgrims in the Ruins

Pilgrims in the ruins. The image caught me, and years later I am still living with it. Simply said, it captured the challenge of living in a world where we stumble in the ruins, sinners that we are, sinned against … more »

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Missio on Calling (1 Corinthians 7:17-24): A Vision for A Wedding

When you plan a wedding (or at least as my fiancée and I plan ours), you dream about ways to love and include the people that you love and include in your daily life. For us, both together and individually, … more »

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Love in the Ruins

A long-loved love. On Saturday we attended the wedding of young friends, the groom having been my student over the last months. We met a year ago in his final semester at the University of Virginia, and after a lecture … more »

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