Monthly Archives: January 2017

Fine! Let’s Talk Politics. Part I

Yep, I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna talk about politics because the atmosphere in our country is roiling with the realities of politics in America right now. But even though I’m gonna “go there,” I’m not gonna talk about it … Continue reading

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America And The Adoration of Success

I recently stumbled on a terrifyingly accurate quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer who wrote this passage toward the end of his life in a Nazi prison. “In a world where success is the measure and justification of all things, the figure … Continue reading

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Smoking A Bowl, Advertising Recovery

I love Santa Cruz. My city possesses stunning beauty on every beach, in it’s surrounding mountains and redwood forests. This city also, as our favorite bumper sticker “Keep Santa Cruz weird” proclaims, possesses a lot of weird.  One of the reasons I … Continue reading

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Psalms, The Original Rock N’ Roll Lyric

I’ve been doing some advance study for teaching at my local church. I’ve been looking at what the book of Psalms teaches about prayer and stumbled on this unique take on the Psalms from preface to a commentary on the … Continue reading

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Loneliness And Dopamine Addiction

I am not a regular listener of Glenn Beck, nor am I espousing a particular position on the pressing gun-rights issue. A dear friend in our church shared this with me. The headline of the video is actually quite misleading. The … Continue reading

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Help Me Work With Millennials

Simon Sinek does extensive research with the RAND corporation and has presented many thought-provoking TED talks. Take a look at this 15 minute discussion and see how it challenges how you lead, work with, parent and coach the millennial generation. … Continue reading

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My Kids Tackled My Wife!

I’ll admit my title is a bit of a tease (it’s the way all titles in the social media universe work!) but my title is actually related to a golden moment with my family. Mere hours after I’d officiated a Memorial … Continue reading

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