Tag: grace

The Backward Look

The 20-20 Hindsight of Heaven (and Hopefully of Maturity on Earth) Life is lived forward but understood backward. I value that insight from Kierkegaard. In the moment, we rarely understand the significance of what we just did and said, nor the ripples that are set in motion. In the moment, we rarely discern the work […]

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Becoming Human

A Short Theological-Spiritual Reflection When I was a sophomore in college, a little book was revolutionary for me. The book was Fully Human, Fully Alive by John Powell. Later, I discovered that phrase had its origins in one of the ancient church theologians (Irenaeus) who said, “For the glory of God is the one fully […]

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