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On “Silence” and More

“But did he hear their screams?” My wife Meg is named after two martyrs who lost their lives during the horrible “killing times” of Scotland in the 17th-century. Two Margarets, one an older woman and the other a girl, were … 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 Story (Hebrews 11:32-28): “What More Can I Say?”

Sometimes, humans can be stubborn.  Most times, humans will be stubborn.  I have always had to fight the temptation of pride.  When I was younger, I would be under the impression that my way of doing something was the best … 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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The Wound of Knowledge

“Never say that a soldier does not know the cost of war.” As the story comes to its sober conclusion, this is the response of the British army officer to the cabinet secretary who is bitterly critical of the decision-making … more »

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Missio on Joseph: Growth Through Suffering

At some point in life, each of us will be in a position of leadership.  Some might be in prolific leadership positions, perhaps CEO’s or political leaders, while some might inhabit seemingly more humble positions such as parents leading their children.  No matter the position, however, all leaders are … 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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