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Faith, Works, and an Un-Burdensome Lent

The Christian High Holy days are just about upon us again, a time when Catholics and some Protestants pause for a bit of a spiritual self-assessment over a 40-day period called Lent. Today is Shrove Tuesday, "pancake day" or Mardi-Gras, however you choose to look at it. A kick off celebration of excess before we… Continue reading Faith, Works, and an Un-Burdensome Lent

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Hatch, Or Go Bad

The ter­ri­ble thing, the almost impos­si­ble thing, is to hand over your whole self — all your wish­es, and pre­cau­tions — to Christ. But it is far eas­i­er than what we are try­ing to do instead. For what we are try­ing to do is remain what we call ​“our­selves,” to keep per­son­al hap­pi­ness as our great aim in life, and… Continue reading Hatch, Or Go Bad

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Divinely Upheld

Happy 2021 friends near and far! It's been awhile since I've been here, work and life the past few months have been quite something! One of my desires for January was to get re-engaged on here, and there's certainly no shortage of material to talk about. The new year seems to be bringing a touch… Continue reading Divinely Upheld

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Brave New World Full of Fear

After reading a few articles yesterday regarding all the new rules and regulations in place for school, vacations, life in general... I thought to myself... I am not going to do very well in this brave new world that is being created. Kind of tongue-in-cheek, but also deadly serious, the arbitrary-ness of it all is… Continue reading Brave New World Full of Fear

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Shuddered Churches, Open Anarchy

Another weekend has passed, another Sunday, day one hundred and something since we were told to hunker down and stay out of church. Here in our neck of the woods, our church is still closed. Privately, we've gotten together with friends for some backyard worship, we've of course done things on our own in our… Continue reading Shuddered Churches, Open Anarchy

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Wilderness Curriculum

Well, we have collectively flipped our calendars from March to April. I for one, was happy to toss old March into the trash can and be moving on to a new month, one that traditionally brings hope, renewal and happy memories. As I stared at a big, blank April, something annoying and unwanted popped into… Continue reading Wilderness Curriculum

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Spring Will Come

“Now is a time to find Jesus, hope, cultivate faith, groan for redemption, wait, and carry light and color into dark. Because there will be a time when you will no longer be standing at the window, searching, feet on the heater grate, heart groaning out of the weight of winter. You will be outside,… Continue reading Spring Will Come

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Moondust

There was a wonderful episode of the Netflix series The Crown out last week called 'Moondust'. It tells the story of the 1969 moon landings along side the backdrop of the happenings in the royal household. Prince Philip, the Queens husband is completely fascinated by the story, specifically the three American astronauts who bravely did… Continue reading Moondust

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The Heat Is On

There comes a time in every believers faith journey when the rubber has to meet the road. Eventually, we are going to have to walk our talk. I'll be the first to say that I don't think piling on personal hot-takes when others struggle is very helpful. As the cultural temperature gets turned up, too… Continue reading The Heat Is On

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Redeem The Time

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.Ephesians 5:15 Sometimes, in the desperate attempt to make sense of the senseless, we hitch our wagons to some really destructive ideas. In the wake of unspeakable tragedy, the very best and worst of human nature… Continue reading Redeem The Time