Tag Archives: kingdom of God

When Clouds Part – And How to Part Them

As the clouds of Isis, school shootings, human trafficking, and a refugee crisis that will change Europe forever, it’s vital to remember what kind of world exists, already, because of what Christ did on the cross. Continue reading

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In praise of healthy lament

“They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace” -Jeremiah 6:14 Dissociative disorder is defined as a “disruption or breakdown of memory, awareness, identity or perception.”  It’s a common occurrence among war … Continue reading

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When “Here” is better than “There”

I wake up this morning in Colorado and, as is typical, make my coffee and then go to my ipad where I catch up on the news before reading my Bible.  It’s just getting light as I scan the news, … Continue reading

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“For All People…” Why the Radical Inclusiveness of Christmas matters.

When the angel announced good news of great joy for all people, the angel opened the door for a feisty conversation about who’s in and who’s out of God’s family.  That conversation has been fueled by arrogance and fear, and … Continue reading

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If soil could talk… life lessons from the history of a lake

I glance at my watch.  15:50.  I shut my computer, toss on some shoes and a jacket, and am out the door because so far, all week, I’ve missed the sunsets over the lake.  It’s about a half mile down … Continue reading

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The Most Important Thing You can do for your Transformation

I’m planning on coming back to the previous post about “the end of sex as we know it” because it addresses an important trend in our culture.  But a convergence of conversations and activities have conspired to point today’s post … Continue reading

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Dousing the flames of hypocrisy: The Big Value of Small Ideas

The world has turned on big ideas, of course.  Lincoln ended slavery in America.  MLK gave birth to civil rights.  Martin Luther brought the Reformation.  Plato.  Augustine.  Hitler.  Pol Pot.  Lenin. Marx.  Like the ideas or don’t; they’ve changed the … Continue reading

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Advice to Pastors and Other Christians: leave people alone – sort of.

Cross Fit people are busy with their WOD.  Foodies are working on a new reduction sauce.  Climbers do two finger pullups in prep for their next problem.  Theater people are getting ready for opening night.  Organic gardeners are composting and … Continue reading

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Walking Carefully: The Context changes the focus

“Be careful how you walk” is what Paul wrote to the Ephesians, and a Labor Day weekend filled with walking of every sort makes the corollary truth clear too:  Different terrain calls for different ways of walking.  This is vitally … Continue reading

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Lessons from Daniel and Esther: Know Your King or Miss Your Point

The convergence of my daily Bible readings and a memorial service for my dear friend have me thinking about how much richer are lives can be if we all align around the one true thing that matters, which is Jesus … Continue reading

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