Monthly Archives: August 2008

Some Thoughts on Politics

This week the Democrats are going at it; next week the Republicans get their turn. When I think of individuals involved in politics, regardless of their affiliations, I can usually think of somethign positive about them. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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Joining the Big Story

One of the books I’m reading now (having a short attention span, I usually read several at a time) is Dave Schmelzer’s Not the Religious Type: Confessions of a Turncoat Atheist. On p. 105 Schmelzer says, This [he’s been talking … Continue reading

Posted in Charles Taylor, Dave Schmelzer, Metanarratives, Spirituality, Theology | 8 Comments

Need Prayer?

As one not attending Willow Creek’s Leadership Summit this year, I’m trying to learn from folks who are. Here’s Rob Wegner’s quote from Gary Haugen that grabbed me: “The first place that reveals your currently level of safety is prayer. … Continue reading

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Vision for the Christian Life

Where do you go to find your vision for the Christian life, where do you look to find your picture of what it looks like to live as a follower of Jesus? If Christianity were only – or primarily – … Continue reading

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Small Town Living

I just ran across this Chesterton quote at Alexander Pruss’s blog: Chesterton says, “It is not fashionable to say much nowadays of the advantages of the small community. We are told that we must go in for large empires and … Continue reading

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