One Last Time

One Last Time

Sharing a meal is one of the most wonderful things humans can do with one another. My entire childhood is filled with memories of going to the homes of my grandparents and aunts/uncles for a big, family get-together that included a meal. Easter, Thanksgiving, and...
A Diet for Living

A Diet for Living

On Sunday, we heard Judy preach about the “Chasm”. I was very moved by this sermon. When she put forth the idea that we are manifesting hell itself on earth, I started to weep because, many times, that is what it feels like. We often talk about how divided we are as a...

Spiritual Resources

In my devotion on Thursday, I spoke about the tension we have chosen to live in as a church, and the tension we are called to live in as Christians related to resources, work, and charity. There is a flip side to living with this tension. A simple demonstration would...
Follow Your Bliss

Follow Your Bliss

I have mentioned it before, but I grew up on a farm in a rural community north of Purdue University in Indiana. The town is called Brookston. Our first stop light came to the town when I was in high school. It was a big deal! It is important to underscore that I was...
A Middle Eastern Sheep in America

A Middle Eastern Sheep in America

The American concept about what it means to be a sheep is an interesting topic to explore. Our farming and agricultural industries involve many examples of livestock. However, sheep are not a traditional example of livestock in our country. That example is largely...
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