Monthly Archives: February 2018

Is Our Church Vital To Our Community?

I just finished reading “Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World” by Tim Muehlhoff, Richard Langer, and Quentin J. Schultze. Let me share this thought with you today: Church historian Bruce Winter points out that ancient Christians often served … Continue reading

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Our Political Atmosphere Isn’t Hopeless

As far as I can tell the group Better Angels is not a Christian organization, but they are a grass roots movement seeking to reduce political polarization in America one guided conversation at a time. Their work provides a hopeful … Continue reading

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A 25 Year Adventure

I remember when my mom and dad celebrated their 25th anniversary. Man it was a big party, so big that I had to wear a suit. Ugh! I did not like wearing suits then and do not love wearing suits … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing New Under The Sun

I’m proud of myself. Just look at the picture of how thick this book is! I’m proud of myself because after a year of slogging, I finally finished Ron Chernow’s New York Times bestseller 730 page biography on Alexander Hamilton. … Continue reading

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Power Is Not Persuasion

Sorry. I know it’s Valentines day, and it’s also happens to be Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent. But I’m not going to write anything about any of those things today. I want to process some more of … Continue reading

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A Culture That Can’t Listen To An Opposing View

Last night Aleta and I enjoyed a great dinner with our two sons. Aleta, shared with our boys that she’d been reading this book iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – And … Continue reading

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“The Sweetness” Even In Cancer

I confess that I’ve become a fan of professor, cancer patient, and author Kate Bowler who wrote a new book Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved. A week ago I put up a blog post containing … Continue reading

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