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Book Giveaway

Wild Goose Festival participants received copies of Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron. I loved it! Cron writes a detailed and humorous account of his life. He writes in a way … Continue reading

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Blast from the past

Author Donald Miller works hard to encourage individuals to live their life stories well. He even hosts conferences on “How to write a better story”. He’s not the first to do this. I remember working through a book in college … Continue reading

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Who are you to tell me I have done wrong? I’m asking, who are you to say that you will pray for me and that help is just around the bend? Just who are you to say that you are … Continue reading

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Ideal v. Real

“This split between the ideal and the real is one of the major reasons Christians struggle. The church often stresses such high ideals that many people feel they can’t be human and still be Christian — an incredible belief when … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid to hurt me

“I don’t want to see you get hurt”, a statement I’ve heard more than once recently. In these conversations, the sentiment is often followed with “Guard your heart”. Since I tend to take the Bible pretty seriously, and the words … Continue reading

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Now is not new, but the same.

Among our accusers there is an ignorant rabble, incited by the authority of the learned to cast greater odium upon us. These simple souls imagine that the abnormal calamities that have occurred in our own day were entirely unknown in … Continue reading

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L’Arche is such a gift to the world because L’Arche wants to proclaim to the world that suffering is no longer in the way of glory, but the way to it. Continue reading

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Process group.

I just finished this book. Did you know that there are over 27 million slaves in the world? Let me repeat. Twenty. Seven. Million. Slaves. And what am I going to do about it? Nothing. Yes, that’s right. Nothing. Well … Continue reading

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Theology of Evil

One of my readings from yesterday’s list was Theology and the problem of Evil, by Kenneth Surin. It turns out, that I really miss deep thinking and reading. I haven’t read much of this type of thought since college. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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On the bookshelf

Today I’m trying to read: Chapter 1 of Theology & the Problem of Evil, by Kenneth Surin An article about spiritual gifts in ministry. Don’t know who it’s by. Anna Karenina, by Tolstoy (this is an ongoing project. I’m only … Continue reading

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