Learning to Pray When Life is Hard

When we are in times of difficulty, we must pray. Prayer is how we draw close to the Giver of Grace, the Comforter, the Healer, the One Who Rescues, the Deliverer. And yet, if we have not learned how to pray, it is hard to learn to do in suffering. Sometimes, the best we can […]

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A Grace Disguised

In the days ahead, you will be reading stories from our staff about their own difficult times and how they encountered the love and power of God. We want to tell stories, swap stories, receive stories, and grow from being a “storied” community. And talk about stories … I have rarely found as much wisdom […]

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Darwin on Trial

In one way, I sort of regret even writing these short posts on Why I am Not an Atheist, because they are short. And I have no wish to caricature these thinkers by misrepresenting them. But I am sharing their own words and reflecting on their meaning. When it comes to Darwin, I need to open […]

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Why I Am Not An Atheist

A Slightly More Philosophical Musing I have a reflection mostly written, but not yet ready, on Why I am a Christian. I’ll finish it one of these days. For several days this week, I am going to provide posts that are more philosophical in nature. I hope they will be helpful. I want to address […]

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Think About It

You are only young once. You can be immature forever. Growing older does not mean you are growing up. Aging is mandatory. Improving takes work. Some people have 30 years of experience. Others have 1 year of experience 30 times. Life is hard. Being dumb makes it harder. That’s Will Rogers for you. So, in […]

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All You Need is Love

Well, maybe it’s not all you need, but it’s certainly the first thing you need. Robert Putnam is a sociologist (I love these people) who understands the power of love and the dangers of isolation, loneliness, and lacking the love of a community. In his research, Putnam found that, “if you belong to no groups […]

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